Recent News Entries: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention
Issue 16 - NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: The Global Syndemic: Obesity, Undernutrition, & Climate Change
Focusing on The Lancet Commission on Obesity Report.
A most noteworthy accomplishment in the first six months of 2019, was the passage of the Alcohol Control Law on June 14th. HealthBridge Vietnam provided technical support to the Ministry of Health when it was drafting the legislation, wrote the related communications materials, and engaged in effective media outreach, and advocacy directed at policy makers, in partnership with the Ministry.
Issue 15—NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: Exploring the multi-dimensional relationships between non-communicable diseases and poverty
In this issue, we look deeper into the links between alcohol, NCDs, and poverty, and into international and local efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of alcohol.
In this issue, we offer suggestions about what kinds of activities are best suited for policy-oriented research, and how research findings can be used to influence policy with examples from around the world.
Take a closer look at similarities between the tobacco industry and the transport industry and explore how lessons learned from tobacco control can be applied to this threat to our health.
The 2017 HealthBridge Annual Report is here—with a fresh, new look!
The World Conference on Tobacco of Health unites researchers, academics, non-governmental organisations, civil society, scientists, healthcare professionals and public officials working on all aspects of tobacco control from more than 100 countries.
The latest issue of the NCD and Poverty Research Network focuses on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages and provides examples of how some countries are countering its harmful effects.
Findings from our project on alcohol policy in Vietnam will be used in advocacy for the revision of laws planned over the next couple of years.
The Report Card recommends that the Vietnamese government increase tobacco tax at a rate higher than the combination of inflation and income growth so that tobacco demand will be curbed over time.