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New WHO Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 to guide global action to reduce alcohol-related harm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 will be the new roadmap to guide global action to reduce alcohol-related harm.  African governments will, like others, use this WHO member state sanctioned plan when passing legislation and implementing programmes to reduce alcohol harm. We call on African Ministers of Health and WHO Executive Board …

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Alcohol availability is a key driver for GBV

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) and The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) with the support of the Ford Foundation published an evidence-based review on alcohol availability and the associated effect it has on Gender Based Violence (GBV)on 2 December 2021. The report was released during  the worldwide 16 Days of Activism campaign  which began …

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SAAPA Namibia together with the Ministry of Health and Social Services recently held a Memory Quilt Project which included affected communities who expressed their i-stories of how they are and were impacted by Alcohol

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Government must restrict liquor sales and advertising

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA (SAAPA SA) is calling on the government to restricts liquor sales and the advertising thereof. This is according to a statement that the alliance issued on Monday. “SAAPA SA urges government to respond to the threatening third wave of the pandemic by strengthening the current restrictions on …

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New strategy needed on liquor industry

WE HAVE just celebrated 27 years of democracy in South Africa. But how do we assess the past 27 years in terms of what they have delivered to postapartheid South Africa? For the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA SAAPA SA , there are two particular areas that need to be interrogated in what …

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The move to level 1 on alcohol sales was impulsive

The phrase ‘throats are open’ may well be true now for many South Africans, following the easing of alcohol sale restrictions under lockdown level 1. However, advocates of alcohol policy reforms say the elephant in the room – the country’s binge-drinking problem – is still being ignored. This, they say, constitutes a missed opportunity by …

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