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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The consumption of alcohol in pregnant women sadly is still a reality around the globe. Many are not aware that even one glass of alcohol consumed can harm the unborn child forever. Symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are the consequence. Clinical pictures vary from hypernervosity and abnormal appearance, short height, low body weight, small head size, poor coordination to... read more

Network Committee Meeting in Germany

Blue Cross Network Committee has met from 13 until 16 February at the premises of Blue Cross Germany. It was the first time the new Network Committee which has been elected at last year´s General Assembly met and commenced its work. The exchange between the President Albert Moukolo, the Committee members and the General Secretariat has been constructive and concrete: The Development and... read more

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Every Dollar Spent on Prevention Will Save at Least Ten in Social, Crime and Health Costs!

Every Dollar Spent on Prevention Will Save at Least Ten in Social, Crime and Health Costs!

17 August 2016 -   The United Nations have published a new International Guidance on drug use prevention. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  See: UNODC - International Standards On Drug Use Prevention Alcohol is also a drug and must be considered accordingly. The pressure from alcohol industry is pushing the national decision makers to loose their good focus on public health. It seems that individual's easy access to non ordinary shopping product - alcohol - is suddenly seen important. Alcohol is not ordinary product as it causes harm and addiction. All evidence based research shows that good policy is the most effective... Read more

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