New! Global status report on alcohol and health 2014

6 June 2014 The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. It represents a continuing effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support Member States in collecting information in order to assist them in their... read more

Our Partner Organisation Forut Presents Its New ADD Website

21 May 2014 "Your gateway to information about alcohol and drugs as a development issue." With this slogan FORUT Norway has launched its newly designed ADD website, which is a specialised site focusing on substance abuse as an obstacle to development. The website offers the latest news on alcohol policies around the world and new research and documentation, methods and materials and... read more


Anne Babb
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Thoughts on the WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol 2014

06 June 2014 - 6 June 2014 WHO has published its Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. There are many aspects of this report that I want to discuss within my blogs and I want to start with the “community approach”. What does this report tell us about the importance of the preventative and corrective work that most of Blue Cross organizations are involved within their communities? Madeleine BOLLIGER who deals with IFBC international projects states: For the purpose of our project work, notably the country statistics are generally useful, especially to measure new trends and update our country context information. Regarding the general... Read more

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