WHO: Countries Request Accelerated Action on Alcohol

Posted February 10 2020 4WHO, Agenda2030, Alcohol Free Environment, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, alcohol marketing, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Violence, BigAlcoholExposed, Cancer, Evidence, Movendi, NCD Alliance, NCDs, News, Public Health, SDGs, United Nations, WHO

A decision unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting calls the global alcohol burden a “public health priority”. In the decision, countries request “accelerated action” on alcohol harm. 
After more than 12 hours of informal consultations during the entire week of the 146th session of the WHO Executive Board, a bloc of countries led by Thailand won the unanimous approval from the Board to develop a new global action plan to reduce alcohol harm…

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