Advocating for effective alcohol policies

GAPA is a network of non-governmental organisations and people working in public health. Our goal is to reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests.

GAPC 2023 held in Cape Town

The 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference was held 24 – 26 October 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. 521 participants from 55 countries attended the rich program over three days, opened by Hon Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development.

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GAPA concerned over WHO Foundation

In 2021 the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) wrote a letter to Anil Soni, the CEO of the WHO Foundation. The Foundation was newly formed to enhance funding of the World Health Organization. GAPA expressed concerns about the WHO Foundation’s gift acceptance policy. Recently Rob Ralston and colleagues published a critical analysis of policy documents related to the WHO Foundation, highlighting a drift in the accountability practices of the Foundation. GAPA reiterates its concern.

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RESET Alcohol Partner Meeting held in Mexico City

Three representatives from the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) joined the recent partner-meeting for the RESET Alcohol initiative. The meeting focused on progress in project countries and the strong evidence for alcohol taxation as a win-win measure to reduce alcohol harm and generate revenue.

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106 community leaders call on WHO to stop closed-door meetings with alcohol lobbyists

GAPA joins 106 community and public health leaders from 60 countries and six continents calling on the World Health Organization to stop its closed-door meetings with alcohol lobbyists.

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GAPA welcomes evidence update

GAPA welcomes the third edition of Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity, written by an international team of addiction scientists and representing more than a decade of new research, explaining why alcohol policy is needed, how it is made, and the impact it has on health and well-being.

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