Open Letter To Global Fund Criticizing Partnership With Heineken Expresses Concern Over Impact On Alcohol Policy Implementation In Africa

The Guardian: Not remotely refreshing: global health fund criticized over Heineken alliance
“A global health fund has come under severe criticism over its decision to partner with Heineken, a move campaigners warn will ‘undermine and subvert’ alcohol policy implementation in Africa. In an open letter to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an alliance of more than 2,000 health organizations voiced misgivings about the alliance and called for its immediate end. ‘We are deeply concerned about this partnership and its implications for global health,’ read a letter signed by Katie Dain of the NCD Alliance, Kristina Sperkova of the anti-alcohol group IOGT International, and Sally Casswell of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance…” (Hodal, 2/2).