One in 20 Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol According to WHO

According to the World Health Organisation, alcohol causes more than 1 in 20 deaths globally due to drink driving, alcohol-fuelled violence and abuse as well as diseases and health disorders.

The 500 page report found that more than 3 quarter of alcohol related deaths were men and more than 200 health conditions were also attributed to alcohol including some forms of cancer, liver cirrhosis and strokes.

The report also found that abuse of alcohol made people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as TB, HIV and pneumonia.

In 2016, 3 million alcohol related deaths were registered globally and these accounted for 5.3 per cent of all deaths globally that year. This report highlights the importance of measures such as Responsible Service of Alcohol training which is mandatory for all servers of alcohol Australia-wide. For more about the RSA training click here.

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