Launch of "Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas"

Launch of "Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas"
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Illustration showing a rain of $ yellow signs and lineal drawings of packaged drinks (soda, chocolate milk, yougurt, juice) in a red background

 

On Friday, 9 April, 2021, join us for the virtual launch of the publication Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas, to learn more about how are SSB taxes being applied at national and local level, and discuss how this tool can be used to improve public health in the Region of the Americas. 

The publication provides the economic concepts related to the health and economic rationale for using SSB taxes; key considerations on tax design; outline estimation of potential tax revenue; evidence on the extent to which these taxes are expected to impact prices, the demand for taxed beverages, and substitution to untaxed beverages; and responses to frequent questions about the economic impacts of SSB taxation.

The virtual launch will be in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation to both languages. 

How to participate

Recording

 

Panelists

 

  • Dr. Lisa Powell – Researcher, Professor and Director of Health Policy and Administration – University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America

Dr. Arantxa Colchero – Researcher, National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

Mg. Ceren Ozer – Senior Governance Specialist, Domestic Resource Mobilization Unit - World Bank

Dr. Kate Mandeville – Senior Health Specialist - World Bank

Dr. Abdullahi Abdulkadri – Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit - ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

Dr Evan Bletcher

Dr. Evan Blecher – Fiscal Policies for Health Specialist, WHO

 

Mg. Holly Wong – Vice President – Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Dr. Marion Nestle – Professor and Researcher – United States of America

Dr. Guillermo Paraje – Professor and Researcher – Chile

Agenda

10:00 – 10:05  –  Welcome and Opening Remarks. 

  • Mg. Rosa Sandoval – Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief a.i., Regional Advisor on Tobacco Control and Coordinator of the Economics of NCDs team – PAHO/WHO

10:05 – 10:30 – Presentation 

  • Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes – Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO
  • Dr. Lisa Powell – Researcher, Professor and Director of Health Policy and Administration – University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America

10:30 – 11:35 – Panel:  Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas

  • Moderators:
    • Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes – Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO
    • Mg. Rosa Sandoval – Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief a.i., Regional Advisor on Tobacco Control and Coordinator of the Economics of NCDs team – PAHO/WHO
  • Invited panelists
    • Mexico – Dra. Arantxa Colchero Researcher, National Institute of Public Health
    • Mg. Ceren Ozer – Senior Governance Specialist, Domestic Resource Mobilization Unit - World Bank
    • Dr. Kate Mandeville – Senior Health Specialist - World Bank
    • Dr. Abdullahi Abdulkadri – Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit - ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
    • Dr. Evan Blecher – Fiscal Policies for Health Specialist, WHO
    • Mg. Holly Wong – Vice President – Global Health Advocacy Incubator
    • Dr. Marion Nestle – Research Professor – United States of America
    • Dr. Guillermo Paraje – Researcher Professor – Chile

    11:35 – 11:55 –  Questions and Answers

    • Moderated by:
      • Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes – Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO
      • Mg. Rosa Sandoval – Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief a.i., Regional Advisor on Tobacco Control and Coordinator of the Economics of NCDs team – PAHO/WHO

    11:55 – 12:00 –  Closing remarks

    • Mg. Rosa Sandoval – Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief a.i., Regional Advisor on Tobacco Control and Coordinator of the Economics of NCDs team – PAHO/WHO

    Time correspondence

    •  7:00 am.– Los Angeles
    •  8:00 am – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
    •  9:00 am – Kingston, Mexico City, Panamá City
    • 10:00 am –  Bridgetown,  Castries, Georgetown,  Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Washington DC
    • 11:00 am. – Brasilia, Paramaribo
    •  4:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid

    For other cities, check the time in the following link