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VitalTalks: Future of Public Health

Dec 1, 2022

Alcohol consumption causes millions of deaths through health harms and negative social and economic effects. There is an underlying connection between alcohol consumption and these deathsfrom liver disease, heart disease, cancer, violence, vehicle crashes, falls to tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other conditions. Why is the largest killer of young people between ages 15 49 is so often overlooked? And what role does the alcohol industry play in this?

In this episode we discuss the negative effects on individuals, families and communities and the policies and interventions that work.

This episode features:

  • Aaron Schwid, Legal Director of Policy and Programs, Vital Strategies
  • Olivier van Beemen, investigative journalist and author of the book "Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed"
  • Pubudu Sumanasekara, International Vice President, Movendi International

Moderated by Jacqui Drope, Director, RESET Alcohol, Vital Strategies