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 to be held in Cape Town

The 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference will be held 24 – 26 October 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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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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RESET Alcohol to address alcohol harms

The new initiative launched to address neglected global health crisis of alcohol harms is supported with a $15 million philanthropic award that doubles existing global funding. RESET Alcohol will work in fifteen countries primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia.

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GAPA Virtual Event 2022

The GAPA VE 2022 was held 12-13 October 2022, over two days, three time zones and six sessions with the launch of Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity, Third edition; and a focus on cross border alcohol marketing. Video keynote presentations are now available.

Read more and see the presentations here

Global policy process

WHA adopts Global Alcohol Action Plan

On Friday 27 May, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the Global Alcohol Action Plan, in the making for two years. GAPA welcomes the decision by the WHA.

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