Welcome to GAPA

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of non-governmental organisations and people working in public health agencies who share information on alcohol issues and advocate evidence-based alcohol policies, “free from commercial interests.” Resource centres affiliated to GAPA operate in Africa, European Union, South America, South East Asia, USA and Western Pacific regions.


GAPC2017 Mobilising for change

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC2017), Mobilising for change: Alcohol policy and the evidence for action, was be held from 4-6 October 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), and National Alliance for Action on Alcohol Harm (NAAA) hosted the conference. The programme, the Melbourne Communique and a picture gallery are available.
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Alcohol: a global concern


autobiography_coverDerek Rutherford

The boy who ‘joined for jelly’; A 66 year journey

Derek Rutherford’s autobiography is now
available for download.


GAPC 2015 held in Edinburgh, Scotland 7–9 October 2015:

412 delegates from 60 countries attended the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC). During three days there were 4 plenaries and 26 concurrent sessions with all together 110 oral presentations. At least 55 poster presentations were available to participants in the conference center lobby. Scotland’s First Minister, Ms Nicola Sturgeon held the keynote speech in the opening session.…

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