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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.

The Great Debate

Professor Sally Casswell in debate at Boston UniversityOn October 2nd this year Boston University School of Public health hosted the symposium “Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges” in which GAPA Chair Sally Casswell debated with Scott Ratzan from the ABInBev Foundation over “Challenges or opportunities” for collaboration with alcohol industry. The attached report by Thomas Babor and Katherine Robaina will give you a picture of the debate.

Read the report: The Great Debate

See the debate


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.
Read more here…

And see the video from GAPC 2017:


Alcohol: a global concern

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