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World Health Organization. (2017) Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH). Global Health Observatory.

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The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. The harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 3 million people annually. There are 230 different types of diseases where alcohol has a significant role. It also causes harm to the well-being and health of people around the drinker. In 2016, the worldwide total consumption was equal to 6.4 litres of pure alcohol per person 15 years and older. Unrecorded consumption accounts for 26% of the worldwide total consumption.

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Publication Type
International, Report, Web Resource
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Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Harm reduction, Screening / Assessment
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Global Health Observatory
World Health Organization
Corporate Creators
World Health Organization
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HRB (Electronic Only)

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