Harmful use of alcohol kills 3.3 million people, experts set to meet to find solutions Inbox

By Kabuye Ronald

As the country still faces the challenge of harmful use of alcohol, World Health Organisation (WHO), says harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 3.3 million deaths every year that is: “one death every 10 seconds.”

Speaking at a virtue press conference in preparation for the  2nd Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance virtual conference due on the 26th and 27th November at Fairway hotel,  the organizing committee chairperson  Dr. David Kalema revealed that alcohol use also leads to more than 200 disease and injury conditions including a range of mental and behavioral disorders.

He says alcohol is a massive obstacle to development, fuelling poverty, inequality, violence, including gender-based violence, and vast economic and productivity losses.

Statistic indicate that Uganda’s alcohol per capita consumption of 9.8 litres, is among the highest in Africa as Africa’s average is 6 litres (WHO, 2014). In 2011, a worldwide survey of socio-economic consequences of alcohol consumption reported Uganda as the country with the highest rate of alcohol-related negative consequences among listed drinkers.

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