The epidemic of NCDs clearly shows us today that our way of life is ruining our quality of life. We live in a fundamental contradiction of consuming us to ill-health, despair and even death. Mental health conditions alone will account for the loss of an additional US$ 16.1 trillion over this time span, with dramatic impact on productivity and quality of life.

The story of NCDs is thus a story of vast inequalities and injustices. This story tells of a Western culture where the norms we have constructed and the consumerism we indulge in is literally making us sick…

Maik Dünnbier Maik's Blog Published: 2014.10.16

One of the best ways to empower girls is to provide them with enabling, safe and creative spaces – alcohol-free environments. Empowering girls will eradicate gender inequalities and boost Africa’s development. Investing in alcohol-free environments must be part of the equation for sustainable results…

Brenda Mkwesha Brenda's Blog Published: 2014.10.16

My views on what is good and what still needs to be improved concerning the European Code against Cancer…

Sven-Olov Carlsson Sven-Olov’s Blog Published: 2014.10.15

No amount of alcohol is safe for a growing embryo and fetus, which can develop extensive brain damage and physical abnormalities from exposure to alcohol. The cause and consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder have been known for 40 years, yet the disorder continues to afflict millions of people worldwide. FASD is preventable. However, one major obstacle to prevention is lack of awareness of the disorder’s existence and of risks associated with alcohol intake during pregnancy…

Kristina Sperkova Kristina's Blog Published: 2014.10.06

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

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

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

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

Rogers Kasirye Rogers’ Blog Published: 2014.07.23