On Wednesday, 14 August, 2019, join us in a new session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar Series, to learn more about "WHO's SAFER Initiative"
- DATE: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
- TIME: 12.30 pm EDT
In this webinar, the new WHO led initiative and technical package will be presented, outlining 5 cost effective policies that countries can take up to reduce harmful use of alcohol. Each letter stands for a strategic action:
- Strengthen restrictions on alcohol availability;
- Advance and enforce drink driving counter measures;
- Facilitate access to screening, brief interventions and treatment;
- Enforce bans or comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship, and promotion;
- Raise prices on alcohol through excise taxes and pricing policies.
The initiative is part of the work of WHO towards the implementation of the global alcohol strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol.
Mr Dag Rekve, Alcohol Policy Advisor at the World Health Organization.
Mr. Rekve holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics and has in addition studies in psychology, addiction behavior and as a naval officer. He has been working for WHO the last 15 years. He has been in the secretarial team of numerous policy papers and reports on substance use at local, national and international levels, including executive editor of the 2014 and 2018 WHO Global status report on alcohol and health together with Dr Vladimir Poznyak.
- 9:30 am - Los Angeles
- 10:30 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 11:30 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
- 12:30 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo, Santiago de Chile
- 1:30 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires
For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link.
Alcohol and Health Webinar Series
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit will be coordinating a series of webinars on Alcohol and Health throughout 2019. The webinar series is aimed at disseminating up-to-date and accurate information about alcohol epidemiology, harms, policies and research in the Region of the Americas and globally, which in turn can be used for advocacy, policy development and implementation.