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SAAPA comments on alcohol in Zimbabwe
May 11, 2016

SAAPA comments on alcohol in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Social Forum takes a look at why there has been an increase in alcohol and drug abuse in Zimbabwe.

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Tungamirai Zimonte interview
Apr 18, 2016

Tungamirai Zimonte interview

Tungamirai Zimonte is a 30 year old, heart driven artist and activist with skills in journalism, social media, brand identity design and content creation.

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What they say, is not what they do!  High time to expose Big Alcohol
Apr 04, 2016

What they say, is not what they do! High time to expose Big Alcohol

Every 10 seconds a human being dies because of alcohol. At the same time, children and young people around the world are exposed to an avalanche of alcohol advertising – to entice them to start consuming alcohol, and to persuade them use more alcohol all the time. But why is it that nobody holds the alcohol industry accountable for promoting death and disease?

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Mar 14, 2016

What influences 11-year-olds to drink? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

Drinking in youth is linked to other risky behaviours, educational failure and premature death. Prior research has examined drinking in mid and late teenagers, but little is known about the factors that influence drinking at the beginning of adolescence. Objectives were: 1. to assess associations of parental and friends’ drinking with reported drinking among 11 year olds; 2. to investigate the roles of perceptions of harm, expectancies towards alcohol, parental supervision and family relationships on reported drinking among 11 year olds.

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Young people in Madagascar take a stand on being alcohol and drug free
Mar 08, 2016

Young people in Madagascar take a stand on being alcohol and drug free

"Young, working towards youth activities for health”. This slogan has been adopted by Young Blue Cross Madagascar a group of twenty, mainly students and young workers. This theme perfectly encompasses the aim of the organisation.

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Successful launch of SAAPA Zimbabwe
Jan 11, 2016

Successful launch of SAAPA Zimbabwe

32 delegates from youth, media and civil society organisations attended a workshop in December 2015 in Harare, where they deliberated on the issue of alcohol and its impact on Zimbabweans.

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Interview with Riana from Madagascar
Nov 18, 2015

Interview with Riana from Madagascar

Young people all over the world are central to change. Meet Riana, 26, from Madagascar. She combines her French with IT to offer professional webmaster services..

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Nov 10, 2015

An invitation to men to discuss masculinity and drinking habits

FORUT has launched “Masculinity in a bottle”, a material which looks at gender roles and alcohol in an integrated manner, and with a particular focus on masculinity. The manual can be used to involve men in changing harmful masculine behaviour.

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Nov 10, 2015

Alcohol: a global concern

The short video film "Alcohol: a global concern" gives an overvire over alcohol as a risk facyor for health and social problems in today's world. The film was produced for and first presented during the opening ceremony of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 7th of October 2015.

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Nov 05, 2015

Buried government report calls for overdue reform of alcohol advertising

An expert report, buried by the Commonwealth Government for over a year has called for far-reaching changes to the rules governing alcohol advertising.

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Nov 04, 2015

A Win-Win Measure for Financing Development

Alcohol taxation is an evidence-based, useful, impactful tool to generate funding for sustainable development. It creates a win-win situation for developing and developed countries alike. This is the key message in a new publication on alcohol taxation published by IOGT International.

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Oct 31, 2015

New national alcohol policy alliance established in Sierra Leone

Last Wednesday the Sierra Leone Alcohol Policy Alliance was launched at a big national conference in the capital Freetown. The new alliance will now push for a national alcohol policy. Only a few days earlier a similar alliance for Sri Lanka was launched, also with the acronym SLAPA; Sri Lanka Alcohol Policy Alliance.

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Oct 22, 2015

Diageo spends most on out-of-home advertising

Drinks manufacturer spends €2.8 million in sector in first half of 2015.

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Oct 22, 2015

Don’t worry about the kids: Let’s just protect the alcohol industry

A recent study from Monash University found that a quarter of all alcohol advertising on Australian TV was during televised sports. Importantly, 86 per cent of alcohol advertising between 6am and 8.30pm (that is, when kids are most likely to be watching TV) was during sports programming.

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Oct 20, 2015

Review SABMiller takeover bid urges Soul City

Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication says the $106billion takeover of SABMiller will give AB Inbev access to even more cheap raw materials, labour and production processes given the discounts that will be made available to a company of this size. The same advantage will accrue to their future attempts to broker deals relating to marketing, sponsorship and manufacturing.

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Oct 16, 2015

GAPC calls for a national and global push for stronger alcohol policies

“No responsible government can ignore the dramatic consequences that alcohol use has for the health and wellbeing of its people. It is a primary task for governments to protect the health of their citizens.” With this strong opening statement Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set the tone for the rest of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh last week. The First Minister in particular supported the idea of Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol, a very hot political topic in Scotland right now.

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Oct 16, 2015

Conference declaration from GAPC 2015 in Scotland

With music from a traditional Scottish bagpipe the participants at GAPC in Edinburgh were encouraged to bring the Conference Declaration out to their respective countries, constituencies and communities.

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Sep 29, 2015

New booklet "Childhood matters": Alcohol and drug problems from a child rights perspective

Millions of children globally suffer as a consequence of the use of intoxicating substances like alcohol and illicit drugs. This is an important, but too often neglected, child rights issue. The new FORUT publication “Childhood matters” describes this problem and suggests action to be taken to protect children’s health and well-being.

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 Alcohol industry creating a new culture
Aug 11, 2015

Alcohol industry creating a new culture

The introduction of International Beer Day is a serious cause for concern. SAAPA asks how we as a society can sit back and allow this to continue.

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SAAPA Response: Restaurants, bars, clubs - a social space or a disguised liquor store?
Aug 04, 2015

SAAPA Response: Restaurants, bars, clubs - a social space or a disguised liquor store?

SAAPA's response to Business Day article, 'Curbing the wild use of alcohol'. The article provides the facts and looks at illegal liquor outlets.

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