Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ADD Bulletin 1/2011: New edition of WHO report - "Global status report on alcohol and health"

The 2011 edition of the Global status report on alcohol and health confirms that alcohol is a major threat to global public health and welfare. Drinking alcohol kills more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or violence. The new edition of the report was released in Geneva last Friday. This third edition of the Global status report on alcohol and health is yet another milestone in WHO’s efforts to document alcohol consumption, related harm and policy responses worldwide. The report is essential for all who work in alcohol prevention, nationally and internationally, and for governments and NGOs alike.

The report contains, among other things, the following:
  • Latest figures on alcohol and health from the Global Burden of Disease material;
  • Global trends in alcohol consumption, both recorded and unrecorded beverages;
  • Consumption data for all countries of the world;
  • Overview of recommended policies and interventions and how interventions have been applied in WHO members states;
  • Country profiles for more than 100 countries.
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