The Less Alcohol Unit of the health promotion department, healthier populations division, World Health Organization (WHO) organized a webinar to discuss socioeconomic inequalities of alcohol harm. This story provides the recording to watch all presentations.

Webinar Recording: Alcohol Consumption and Socioeconomic Inequalities

Evidence has consistently found higher vulnerability towards alcohol harm among those with lower socioeconomic status. Alcohol consumption – especially heavy episodic alcohol use – explains nearly 27% of the socioeconomic inequalities in mortality. As countries progress in their development, alcohol consumption may exacerbate disparities in the burden of disease attributable to alcohol


Officials of WHO, professionals and experts in the field – including Movendi International Vice President Pubudu Sumanasekara, Executive Director of ADIC Sri Lanka – present a webinar via zoom on recent evidence and illustrate initiatives across countries aimed at addressing the availability, affordability and acceptability of alcohol in socially and economically disadvantaged populations. 

The discussion applied a health promotion approach to identify possible policy options for local and national public authorities, supportive actions by civil society and priority areas for future research by academia.

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The webinar program with all the speakers and the concept note, for background information.

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