7th Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2022

by HCC

7th Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2022.

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) continued it’s annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) webinar series with a webinar entitled The WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 – Priorities for the Caribbean.  Panelists shared global and regional updates reflecting on the challenges and opportunities to build momentum around Caribbean alcohol policy within the framework of the Global Alcohol Action Plan.

The HCC and partners have held an annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day for the past 6 years, under the themes and titles: The Misuse of Alcohol (2016); Drink less, Reduce Cancer (2017); Youth: Let’s talk about alcohol (2018);  Women and Alcohol (2019),  Alcohol and COVID-19 (2020) and Live Better, Drink Less: Challenges and Opportunities in the Caribbean (2021) .

This year’s webinar was entitled The WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 – Priorities for the Caribbean.

The objectives of the 7th Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day webinar were:

  1. To provide an overview of the WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 and implications for key stakeholders globally and regionally.
  2. To provide an update on regional progress in alcohol policy development and implementation including discussion of barriers and opportunities.
  3. To discuss regional priorities for alcohol policy action within the framework of the Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 in order to inform a civil society position paper targeting the region’s policymakers entitled: The WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 – Priorities for the Caribbean.

The webinar took the form of a series of brief presentations followed by a panel discussion.

  • Introduction: Maisha Hutton HCC Executive Director, Professor Rohan Maharaj, HCC Alcohol Policy Advisor, Professor of Family Medicine of University of the West Indies
  • Presentations: Moderator, Maisha Hutton
  • ‘WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 – Perspectives from the Region of the Americas’  including a look at PAHO’so #LiveBetterTakeAction campaign and Pahola, PAHOs first digital specialist on alcohol use – Dr. Maristela Monteiro, Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, PAHO
  • Global Perspectives on the WHO Alcohol Action Plan 2022 – 2030Mr. Øystein Bakke, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA); Senior Adviser, Alcohol, Drugs and Development FORUT, Campaign for Development and Solidarity
  • Alcohol Policy in the Caribbean UpdateProfessor Rohan Maharaj, HCC Alcohol Policy Advisor, Professor of Family Medicine of University of the West Indies
  • Jamaica National Alcohol Policy Michael A . Tucker, Executive Director, National Council on Drug Abuse, Jamaica
  • Presentation of Priorities Maisha Hutton HCC Executive Director
  • Panel Discussion: Regional priorities for alcohol policy action within the framework of the Action Plan 2022-2030: Moderator – Maisha Hutton
  • Closing & Thanks: Maisha Hutton and Professor Rohan Maharaj
Maisha Hutton

Maisha Hutton
HCC Executive Director

Professor Rohan Maharaj

Professor Rohan Maharaj
HCC Alcohol Policy Advisor, Professor of Family Medicine of University of the West Indies

Dr. Maristela Monteiro

Dr. Maristela Monteiro
Senior Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, PAHO

Mr. Øystein Bakke

Mr. Øystein Bakke
Department of Institutional Research, Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies

Michael A . Tucker

Michael A . Tucker
Executive Director, National Council on Drug Abuse, Jamaica

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The HCC and partners have held an annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Days (CARD) since 2016 you can find details of the other CARD days here.

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