Alcohol Issues

Alcohol Issues - Reflecting with the WHO about the past, present and future of alcohol control

September 5, 2020

Alcohol Issues - Episode 1

Reflecting with the WHO about the past, present and future of alcohol control

Movendi International's weekly conversation about the latest alcohol issues in policy and science and new alcohol industry revelations.

Every episode, we are also bringing you an in-depth conversation about alcohol issues of global importance.

For the very first podcast episode, we’ve set down with Dag Rekve, the senior technical officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva, working on “alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors”.

 
Regarding the weekly highlights of alcohol issues in policy, science and Big Alcohol revelations, we discuss alcohol and violence, new data from Sweden about the costs and magnitude of alcohol's harm to others; we discuss a new scientific comment about alcohol's burden during COVID-19; and we shed light on the alcohol industry's strategies to exploit the pandemic for their purposes.

 

Resources for the conversation with Dag Rekve, WHO 

In this, Dag Rekve discusses the global alcohol burden, successes and failures in the response to alcohol harm and key issues for improving the future of alcohol control.
 
 

 

Prioritizing action on alcohol for health and development - BMJ article https://movendi.ngo/reports/prioritising-action-on-alcohol-for-health-and-development/ 

 

"Russia: Alcohol Control Policy Works" https://movendi.ngo/news/2019/10/02/russia-alcohol-control-policy-works/ 

Resources to reflect more about cognitive dissonance:

"Big Alcohol and the Importance of Coporate Literacy in the 21st Century" https://movendi.ngo/news/2019/06/18/big-alcohol-and-the-importance-of-corporate-literacy-in-the-21st-century/ 

"Australia: CEOs, Law makers Are the Biggest Alcohol Users" https://movendi.ngo/news/2019/04/17/australia-ceos-are-biggest-alcohol-users/ 

 

Resources for the weekly alcohol issues update

In terms of alcohol policy news, there is new evidence about the link between alcohol and violence and how alcohol policy solutions help reduce violence, and there is new data from Sweden about the costs and magnitude of alcohol's harm to others.
"Sweden: Alcohol Violence Massive, Costly Societal Problem"
 
"New Zealand: Alcohol Violence Declines After Late-Night Alcohol Sales Regulations" https://movendi.ngo/news/2020/08/29/new-zealand-alcohol-violence-declines-after-late-night-alcohol-sales-regulations/ 
 

This week’s alcohol issues in science is about alcohol and COVID-19:

"Alcohol's Healthcare Burden during COVID-19 Pandemic" https://movendi.ngo/reports/alcohols-healthcare-burden-during-covid%E2%80%9019-pandemic/ 

 

This week’s alcohol issues concerning Big Alcohol highlights strategies to exploit the pandemic:

https://movendi.ngo/news/2020/09/02/big-alcohol-targets-kids-exploits-pandemic-to-promote-alcohol/ 

 
For feedback, questions and suggestions of future discussion topics, please get in touch at: info@movendi.ngo 
 

Play this podcast on Podbean App