Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Drinks industry supplanting government role in alcohol policies in sub-Saharan Africa

Dienstag 15. Dezember 2009 von htm

Article published today in Addiction: „Alcohol policies out of context: Drinks industry supplanting government role in alcohol policies in Sub-Saharan Africa“.
A recent comparison of proposed national alcohol policies in Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, and Botswana shows that the drinks industry has assumed a significant and detrimental role in designing national alcohol policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The policy drafts point to the alcohol industry’s preferred version of a national alcohol policy, which includes letting the industry regulate its own marketing activities.
In the study authors Øystein Bakke and Dag Endal found that that alcohol policy documents from the four African countries were almost identical, and were likely based on a single source document that reflects alcohol industry interests. That source document originates from a series of alcohol policy initiatives in Sub-Saharan countries sponsored by multinational brewer SABMiller and the International Center on Alcohol Policies (ICAP), an alcohol industry-funded organisation. (Source: Addiction, 12/14/09) // (Source: Medical News Today, 12/15/09)

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