A collaborative initiative between eight Southern African countries, the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance, SAAPA, is a network which aims to address the challenge of harmonising and accelerating alcohol policy development in the region.

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The aims of SAAPA are to:

  • Share knowledge and experiences of alcohol policy development
  • Share research and strategy on alcohol policy development
  • Respond to local challenges with lobbying for appropriate policy interventions
  • Identify common policies that can be lobbied for in all countries in the region
  • Lobby as a regional block at global level
International Conference on Alcohol Policy to be held in Lesotho
Jul 31, 2014

International Conference on Alcohol Policy to be held in Lesotho

The Thaba Bosiu Centre of the Blue Cross will host an International Conference on Alcohol Policy to be held in Lesotho on the 9th and 10th of October 2014. The conference will take place at Lehakoe in Maseru.

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Jul 15, 2014

Alcohol industry riding the wave of economic recession - Eucam trend report

The alcohol industry has reacted on the economic recession by taking various actions. A new EUCAM trend report aims to provide insight in the marketing tactics of the alcohol industry in this period.

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Alcohol Advertising and Youth Alcohol Consumption: The case grows stronger
Jul 11, 2014

Alcohol Advertising and Youth Alcohol Consumption: The case grows stronger

Professor David Jernigan looks at the clear link between alcohol advertising and high levels of alcohol consumpation by youth. (Article by Professor David Jernigan for the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance- GAPA)

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Jun 06, 2014

Alcohol in South Africa

Some interesting statistics on alcohol and alcohol use in South Africa.

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Sep 01, 2013

SADC and alcohol policy: an opportunity for advocacy

From SAAPA Circular 2 - September 2013

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