An internet based tool that provides information on alcohol and health. It operates as one single data source with standard data collection and data quality assessment techniques to harmonize the global and regional information systems on alcohol and health. The tool includes more than 180 alcohol-related indicators which are routinely enhanced to address the full scope of issues related to alcohol and health.  

The purpose of GISAH is to strengthen the association between monitoring, policy development, and evaluation. This is the main tool used for surveilling the application of the global strategy to reduce harmful alcohol consumption at global, regional and country levels.

The data is collected through a survey (online or on paper) in each Member State, every 2-3 years, which is responded by appointed focal points (national counterparts) on alcohol at the Ministry of Health. Other data sources are also used, including information from economic operators, the United Nations Population Division, World Bank, FAO, data from national surveys (such as STEPS, GSHS), experts and systematic reviews of the literature. The data entered in the system is also validated by Member States.

Reports based on GISAH:

Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas 2015 

Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas 2015 - summary

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014

Country Profiles:

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2004

 

Mandates

Plan of Action to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol 2011

Brazilia Declaration on Alcohol Public Policies 2005