We are deeply saddened by information reaching us that IOGT members and friends have fallen victim to the Ebola virus and have passed away. We can hardly comprehend the suffering going on in West Africa right now. And we mourn the loss of your relatives, who were also our friends and IOGT family members…

Sven-Olov Carlsson Sven-Olov’s Blog Published: 2014.08.24

An insight into the advocacy initiatives in the State of Kerala, India reversing the trend of increasing alcohol use and putting Kerala on track to become free from alcohol harm…

Johnson Edayaranmula Johnson's Blog Published: 2014.08.28

My three take-away lessons from a breakfast seminar with leading alcohol researchers – they are about myself, my friends and our society…

Maik Dünnbier Maik's Blog Published: 2014.08.24

In Kenya alcohol harm is rampant, especially among children and youth, which means a looming burden on development. There’s only one stakeholder profiting from this: Big Alcohol.
But there’s also hope in both the law that is in place and in the work done by civil society…

Moses Waweru Moses' Blog Published: 2014.08.24

As Indian government official step up enforcement of rules governing alcohol import, multinational corporations are found to violate basic laws. The impasse at the customs is utilised by foreign diplomats who are bootlegging their alcohol…
We see illegal and shameful behaviour that imports alcohol harm into our country…

Suneel Vatsyayan Suneel's Blog Published: 2014.08.17

Legalization of changaa brewing doesn’t make it less dangerous. For example, the alcohol that killed almost 100 people in Kenya in May 2014 was legal; it had the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) stamp on it. It was legally manufactured and legally sold. Yet the manufacturer, out of greed (my guess is the entrepreneurial mind at work?) adulterated it with methanol, a poison…

Brenda Mkwesha Brenda's Blog Published: 2014.08.17

We can no longer afford to have a multi-billion dollar industry controlling the public relations agenda…

for a product that is ranked as third leading risk factor for death and is responsible for 5.5% of the Global Burden of Disease.
Metamorphasis is controlled by DNA, and the current transition indicates that ICAP’s development is being directed by its alcohol and tobacco industry genes…

Thomas Babor Tom's Expert Corner Published: 2014.08.05

Our members and Member Organization are the heart of IOGT International and the “myIOGT – Life Set Free Together” campaign offers a platform and channel to them all to express what IOGT means to them and to indicate where IOGT International should go, headed into the future. It consists of two pillars, and each pillar consists of two elements.
1) The bond between each member and IOGT International
1.1) Photographs of members worldwide on the topic.
1.2) Short films about our members, their stories and their life with IOGT.

2) The democratic mechanism – it is our members and Member Organisations who make IOGT International
2.1) You decide what IOGT International does in the future (2015 – 2018)
The Plan of Action, the thematic and geographic focus areas, our policy positions concerning alcohol policy as well narcotic drug policy.
2.2) One of the highlights of the World Congress 68 is the Exhibition Promising Practices.
The idea is simple: in an open space, much like a fair or market place, every Member Organisation present at World Congress 68 will be exhibiting one or some of their projects, activities, campaigns that they are most proud of – that they think is a Promising Practice, to be shared with the IOGT family…

Kristina Sperkova Kristina's Blog Published: 2014.07.28

Reasons for Uganda’s high alcohol consumption, its consequences and ways to solve the problems…

Rogers Kasirye Rogers’ Blog Published: 2014.07.23