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WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016.

Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statemen
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WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016.

Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have […] The post WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016. appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

EU leaders to discuss Ukraine, energy infrastructure protection during October 6-7 summit

The EU will continue to tighten its sanctions against Russia, introduced over the conflict in Ukraine, European Council President Charles Michel said
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EU leaders to discuss Ukraine, energy infrastructure protection during October 6-7 summit

The EU will continue to tighten its sanctions against Russia, introduced over the conflict in Ukraine, European Council President Charles Michel said

NATO chief says alliance to give united response to any attack on critical infrastructure

Any deliberate attack on critical NATO infrastructure will be met with a firm and united response from NATO, Jens Stoltenberg said
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NATO chief says alliance to give united response to any attack on critical infrastructure

Any deliberate attack on critical NATO infrastructure will be met with a firm and united response from NATO, Jens Stoltenberg said

At St. Matthew’s 70th Red Mass, a celebration of God and good work

On the day before the start of a new Supreme Court term in an America wrestling with deep divisions, D.C.’s Catholic leaders reprised a celebration of God and good work that has stretched 70 years.
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At St. Matthew’s 70th Red Mass, a celebration of God and good work

On the day before the start of a new Supreme Court term in an America wrestling with deep divisions, D.C.’s Catholic leaders reprised a celebration of God and good work that has stretched 70 years.

Bridge leading to former residential school on Vancouver Island vandalized with racial slur

The Tseshaht First Nation is condemning an act of hate after a bridge leading to a former residential school in Vancouver Island was defaced with an anti-Indigenous slur on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Bridge leading to former residential school on Vancouver Island vandalized with racial slur

The Tseshaht First Nation is condemning an act of hate after a bridge leading to a former residential school in Vancouver Island was defaced with an anti-Indigenous slur on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Carpe Diem could be this chef's motto

When Fanney Dóra Sigurjónsdóttir was around 30 years old she worked as a chef in a Norwegian hotel. She wasn’t planning on staying long but ended up living for five years in Norway and in the UK and her life took a U-turn.
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Carpe Diem could be this chef's motto

When Fanney Dóra Sigurjónsdóttir was around 30 years old she worked as a chef in a Norwegian hotel. She wasn’t planning on staying long but ended up living for five years in Norway and in the UK and her life took a U-turn.

Teaniva Dinard sacré Mister Tahiti 2022

Après trois années d'absence, l'élection de Mister Tahiti fait son grand retour. Et c'est Teaniva Dinard qui remporte l'écharpe 2022. Il représentera la Polynésie à Mister France 2023.
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Teaniva Dinard sacré Mister Tahiti 2022

Après trois années d'absence, l'élection de Mister Tahiti fait son grand retour. Et c'est Teaniva Dinard qui remporte l'écharpe 2022. Il représentera la Polynésie à Mister France 2023.

Te Hono Rahu'a : rencontre avec Tenania Oldham, leader du groupe Anapa Sound

Le 1er octobre dans «Te Hono Rahu'a», la rubrique du journal télévisé de Polynésie la première consacrée aux artistes, Maruki Dury recevait Tenania Oldham, le leader du groupe Anapa Sound...
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Te Hono Rahu'a : rencontre avec Tenania Oldham, leader du groupe Anapa Sound

Le 1er octobre dans «Te Hono Rahu'a», la rubrique du journal télévisé de Polynésie la première consacrée aux artistes, Maruki Dury recevait Tenania Oldham, le leader du groupe Anapa Sound...

Saudi festival Outlet 2022 sets new Guinness World Record

Sun, 2022-10-02 13:40 RIYADH: The Outlet 2022 shopping festival, being organized by the General Entertainment Authority, has won Guinness World Records recognition as the largest pop-outlet center. Covering an area of 146,623 square meters, festival activi
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Saudi festival Outlet 2022 sets new Guinness World Record

Sun, 2022-10-02 13:40 RIYADH: The Outlet 2022 shopping festival, being organized by the General Entertainment Authority, has won Guinness World Records recognition as the largest pop-outlet center. Covering an area of 146,623 square meters, festival activities started on Saturday in Riyadh. It includes 3 million items, manufactured by more than 1,500 international brands, and discounts of up to 70 percent on fashion, accessories, and cosmetic products designed by international experts.Main category: Saudi Arabia

GCC chief stresses importance of enhancing prospects for cooperation with China

Sun, 2022-10-02 15:50 RIYADH: The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council stressed the importance on Sunday of enhancing prospects for joint cooperation between the bloc and China to serve common interests. During a meeting with the Chinese ambas
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GCC chief stresses importance of enhancing prospects for cooperation with China

Sun, 2022-10-02 15:50 RIYADH: The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council stressed the importance on Sunday of enhancing prospects for joint cooperation between the bloc and China to serve common interests. During a meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chen Weiqing in Riyadh, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf extended his congratulations to the government and people of China on the occasion of its National Day which fell on Saturday.Main category: Saudi Arabia

Saudi deputy FM meets Ukrainian envoy

Sun, 2022-10-02 17:40 RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid bin Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji met with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Anatoliy Petrenko in Riyadh on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. During the meeting, the two d
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Saudi deputy FM meets Ukrainian envoy

Sun, 2022-10-02 17:40 RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid bin Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji met with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Anatoliy Petrenko in Riyadh on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. During the meeting, the two discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments of mutual interest. The deputy foreign minister also met with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Polish Embassy in Saudi Arabia Robert Trzeciak on the same day.   Main category: Saudi Arabia

King Salman receives written messages from presidents of Azerbaijan, Czech Republic

Sun, 2022-10-02 19:57 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received written messages from the presidents of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic on Sunday. The messages from Ilham Aliyev and Milos Zeman related to the strong relations between their respe
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King Salman receives written messages from presidents of Azerbaijan, Czech Republic

Sun, 2022-10-02 19:57 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received written messages from the presidents of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic on Sunday. The messages from Ilham Aliyev and Milos Zeman related to the strong relations between their respective countries and the Kingdom, and ways to support them. The messages were received by Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed bin Abdulkarim Al-Khuraiji during separate meetings with the charge d’affaires of the Azerbaijani embassy in Riyadh Imran Sadikhov and the Czech ambassador to the Kingdom Juraj Koudelka.Main category: Saudi Arabia

Saudi coffee forum speakers brew up fresh thinking in sustainability

Sun, 2022-10-02 21:59 JAZAN: The second day of the Saudi Coffee Sustainability Forum welcomed some of the Kingdom’s experts in medicine, research and agriculture to shed light on Saudi Arabia’s expanding coffee industry. Organized by the Ministry of Cu
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Saudi coffee forum speakers brew up fresh thinking in sustainability

Sun, 2022-10-02 21:59 JAZAN: The second day of the Saudi Coffee Sustainability Forum welcomed some of the Kingdom’s experts in medicine, research and agriculture to shed light on Saudi Arabia’s expanding coffee industry. Organized by the Ministry of Culture and held at the Grand Millennium Jazan, the second day of the forum took a deeper look into joint cooperation in the agricultural sector as well as the positive and negative effects of caffeine.Main category: Saudi Arabia

Update | Distressed whale in Negril freed, now back at sea

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that a sperm whale which was beached in shallow waters in Negril, Westmoreland this morning has been freed and is now back in open water. In a release this afternoon, NEPA said that...
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Update | Distressed whale in Negril freed, now back at sea

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that a sperm whale which was beached in shallow waters in Negril, Westmoreland this morning has been freed and is now back in open water. In a release this afternoon, NEPA said that...

Western media says Russia blew up Nord Stream. But why would Moscow destroy pipelines it spent billons of dollars building?

Who benefited from the destruction of the Nord Stream? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Western media says Russia blew up Nord Stream. But why would Moscow destroy pipelines it spent billons of dollars building?

Who benefited from the destruction of the Nord Stream? Read Full Article at RT.com

Police respond as thousands gather for chaotic Dalhousie University homecoming parties

Thousands of party-goers filled several streets in Halifax Saturday night as part of unsanctioned Dalhousie University homecoming events, Halifax Regional Police say.
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Police respond as thousands gather for chaotic Dalhousie University homecoming parties

Thousands of party-goers filled several streets in Halifax Saturday night as part of unsanctioned Dalhousie University homecoming events, Halifax Regional Police say.

Western media says Russia blew up Nordstream. But why would Moscow destroy pipelines it spent billons of dollars building?

Who benefited from the destruction of the Nord Stream? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Western media says Russia blew up Nordstream. But why would Moscow destroy pipelines it spent billons of dollars building?

Who benefited from the destruction of the Nord Stream? Read Full Article at RT.com

Manchester man wanted over illegal gun arrested

A Manchester man who was reportedly wanted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition was held on Saturday, the police report. The police say the man, who is of a New Hall address, was arrested following a joint police-military operation...
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Manchester man wanted over illegal gun arrested

A Manchester man who was reportedly wanted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition was held on Saturday, the police report. The police say the man, who is of a New Hall address, was arrested following a joint police-military operation...

Jamaican Margaret Ramsay-Hale appointed Chief Justice of Cayman Islands

Jamaican jurist Margaret Ramsay-Hale has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands. In making the announcement, Governor Martyn Roper said the appointment will take effect on October 26. She is to replace Chief Justice Anthony Smellie,...
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Jamaican Margaret Ramsay-Hale appointed Chief Justice of Cayman Islands

Jamaican jurist Margaret Ramsay-Hale has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands. In making the announcement, Governor Martyn Roper said the appointment will take effect on October 26. She is to replace Chief Justice Anthony Smellie,...

Australian football promises swift action after Nazi salutes at cup final

Football Australia says it will take action after Nazi salutes were allegedly seen at the cup final Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australian football promises swift action after Nazi salutes at cup final

Football Australia says it will take action after Nazi salutes were allegedly seen at the cup final Read Full Article at RT.com

FIFA president reacts to Indonesia stadium tragedy

World football governing body FIFA has reacted to a tragic stadium crush in Indonesia on Saturday, which claimed the lives of 125 fans Read Full Article at RT.com
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FIFA president reacts to Indonesia stadium tragedy

World football governing body FIFA has reacted to a tragic stadium crush in Indonesia on Saturday, which claimed the lives of 125 fans Read Full Article at RT.com

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