HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Facilitating alcohol control law development in Vietnam


Excessive use of alcohol is one of the main causes of non-communicable disease (NCD). While countries around the world have made significant progress in passing laws and policies to reduce tobacco use, little progress has been made in doing the same for alcohol. The intent of this project was to develop an evidence base for developing, and implementing, alcohol control policy in Vietnam. Specifically, research addressed: international best practices in alcohol control; the affordability of alcohol and the potential role of taxes to reduce affordability; industry marketing efforts and ways to address them, and the link between alcohol use and poverty. The project had generated evidence contributing to the development of an alcohol control policy in Vietnam. This project built on the extensive experience of HealthBridge in developing and implementing tobacco control law, and in tobacco taxation. 





March 2013-May 31, 2017