public health

Jersey and Guernsey Sign up to WHO's Tobacco Control

A public health treaty set up to cut tobacco-related diseases and deaths has been extended to Jersey and Guernsey by the UK. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the distinguished global tobacco control instrument that sets the foundation for reducing both demand for and supply of tobacco products and providing a clear guidance for tobacco control policy at all levels. In order to sign up as a member, countries have to

Behavioural Science and Public Health Network Annual Conference 2020

Derby, United Kingdom,

Following the success of our 2019 event, BSPH Network is pleased to confirm the next annual conference will take place on 12th February 2020 at the Derby Enterprise Centre.

This conference will offer an opportunity to be inspired by keynote speakers who exemplify excellence in the fields of behavioural science and public health. 

Helping to Support and Transform the Lives of People Affected by Alcohol

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Drinking to excess takes a huge toll on individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

Many adult problem drug users have long histories of substance misuse which often starts before the age of 18.

Providing well-funded, targeted and effective substance misuse services is vital to help prevent alcohol abuse, enable people to overcome addiction and sustain their recovery.

Introduction of Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol approved in Welsh Assembly Vote

The Welsh Government will introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p from 2 March 2020, with regulations today being approved by the National Assembly for Wales. The new law supports the Welsh Government’s work to address harmful drinking by tackling the availability and affordability of cheap, strong alcohol, which is part of wider efforts to improve and protect the health of the population of Wales. Researchers have suggested that the proposed changes would:

Alcohol Industry in France Oppose Dry January

The alcohol industry in France have begun their protest against the dry January campaign proposed by the French Health Minister Dr Agnès Buzyn. The campaign is designed to encourage people to abstain from alcohol for one month. It is hoped to encourage reflection on the potential harms of alcohol and the benefits of cutting down drinking. So far, 8 wine companies have openly protested about the proposed campaign, putting forward arguments about alcohol consumption in

World Aids Day 2019

Global Campaign,

World AIDS Day is on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Communities are a unique force behind the incredible success of the HIV response.