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UK: new research on the progress of health-information labelling on alcohol products

Through the journal Addiction, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have recently published a report[1] which analyses the progress of health-labelling information on alcohol products in the UK.


NGOs criticise WHO's 'non paper' on conflicts of interest


For the past 4 years and as part of the WHO reform, WHO and its governing bodies are discussing new set of policies, currently called Framework of Engagement With Non State Actors (FENSA). This is a critically important document as its final shape will determine whether WHO will be an agency able to protect its independence, integrity and credibility. The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), Third World Network (TWN) and other Public-interest NGOs , professional bodies and networks have been closely following the process.


Now available: full report of UNGASS European parliament event of 23RD September 2015

Here you can find the full report of our joint European Parliament event held on 23rd September 2015 alongside the EPP Group and Dianova International, including the full presentations, a summary of the event, photographs and more!


Finland: Alcohol Act to be reformed

The reform process of the Finnish alcohol legislation started earlier this month with a workshop organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.


Ireland: The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

With some subheads modelled on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)(Scotland) Act 2012, as well as on the French Loi Evin, the upcoming Irish Bill provides for regulation and enforcement powers on health labelling, minimum unit pricing (MUP), marketing and advertising of alcohol products.


Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2015

Eurocare present at the 2015 Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh


WHO: European health challenges need to be addressed through broad international cooperation

The WHO European Health Report 2015 confirms that the health challenges faced by the European Region can only be efficiently and sustainably addressed through broad international cooperation, harmonisation, the sharing of knowledge, experiences and good practices.


The WHO welcomes move of focus from ‘death and disease’ to ‘health and well-being’

The WHO European Health Report 2015 shows that many countries, and indeed the WHO itself, have been moving their public-health focus from ‘death and disease’ to ‘health and well-being’, and that future reporting from the WHO will need to have robust representation of subjective well-being at its core.


WHO: Europe still has the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world

Alcohol consumption, tobacco use and obesity, all major risk factors for premature mortality, remain alarmingly high in the European Region, according to the WHO European Health Report 2015.


France: Loi Evin and the social cost of alcohol

ANPAA (Association Nationale de Prévention en Alcoologie et Addictologie), and indeed Eurocare, welcome Prof. Kopp’s report, The Social Cost of Drugs in France (1).