Availability and advertising of sugar sweetened beverages in South African public primary schools following a voluntary pledge by a major beverage company: a mixed methods study
Conclusions: Though we were unable to examine SSB availability before and after the pledge, our findings provide some preliminary evidence that voluntary pledges by commercial entities are not sufficient to remove SSBs and advertisements from schools. Mandatory regulations coupled with in-depth engagement with schools may be an avenue to pursue in the future.PMID:33910480 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1898130 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Erzse Nicola Christofides Nicholas Stacey Kelsey Lebard Louise Foley Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Shifting the focus to functioning: essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3, inclusive Universal Health Coverage and supporting COVID-19 survivors
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1903214. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1903214.ABSTRACTIf Sustainable Developmental Goal 3 and Universal Health Coverage are to be achieved, functioning is a third health indicator which must be assessed and integrated into global health population-based metrics alongside mortality and morbidity. In this paper, we define functioning according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and present why functioning is important to measure, especially when considering the need for, and outcome of, rehabilitation and assistive technology. We discuss examples...
Source: Global Health Action - April 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dorothy Boggs Sarah Polack Hannah Kuper Allen Foster Source Type: research

The global role, impact, and limitations of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in breast cancer screening: a scoping review and recommendations to promote health equity for all
Conclusion: This review extends our understanding of CHW effectiveness to breast cancer screening. It illustrates how CHW involvement in screening programs can have a significant impact in LMICs and HICs, and highlights the three CHW roles of education, direct performance of screening, and navigational services that emerge as useful pillars around which governments and NGOs can design effective programs in this area.PMID:33899695 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883336 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Taylor Hand Natalie A Rosseau Christina E Stiles Tianna Sheih Elizabeth Ghandakly Mojisola Oluwasanu Olufunmilayo I Olopade Source Type: research

Oral health conditions and correlates: a National Oral Health Survey of Rwanda
Conclusion: Socio-economic, individual, and workforce characteristics are important considerations when assessing oral health outcomes. This study investigated social demographic disparities in relation to oral health related behaviors and outcomes. This information can help guide oral health care programming in Rwanda.PMID:33900155 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1904628 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Donna M Hackley Shruti Jain Sarah E Pagni Matthew Finkelman Joseph Ntaganira John P Morgan Source Type: research

The global role, impact, and limitations of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in breast cancer screening: a scoping review and recommendations to promote health equity for all
Conclusion: This review extends our understanding of CHW effectiveness to breast cancer screening. It illustrates how CHW involvement in screening programs can have a significant impact in LMICs and HICs, and highlights the three CHW roles of education, direct performance of screening, and navigational services that emerge as useful pillars around which governments and NGOs can design effective programs in this area.PMID:33899695 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883336 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Taylor Hand Natalie A Rosseau Christina E Stiles Tianna Sheih Elizabeth Ghandakly Mojisola Oluwasanu Olufunmilayo I Olopade Source Type: research

Oral health conditions and correlates: a National Oral Health Survey of Rwanda
Conclusion: Socio-economic, individual, and workforce characteristics are important considerations when assessing oral health outcomes. This study investigated social demographic disparities in relation to oral health related behaviors and outcomes. This information can help guide oral health care programming in Rwanda.PMID:33900155 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1904628 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Donna M Hackley Shruti Jain Sarah E Pagni Matthew Finkelman Joseph Ntaganira John P Morgan Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Uganda: a policy landscape analysis
CONCLUSIONS: An established platform for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation advocacy exists in Uganda. Compelling local research that explicitly links soft drink taxes to health goals is essential to advance sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.PMID:33874854 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1892307 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gemma Ahaibwe Safura Abdool Karim Anne-Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition-related non-communicable disease and sugar-sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Kenya
Conclusion: Nutrition related non-communicable diseases policies should reflect a continuum of issues, from undernutrition to food security, nutrition transition, and the escalation of nutrition related non-communicable diseases. A local advocacy case for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation has not been made. Public and policy maker education is critical to challenge the prevailing attitudes towards sugar-sweetened beverages and the western diet.PMID:33874855 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1902659 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milkah N Wanjohi Ann Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Shukri F Mohamed Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet Pamela A Juma Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

The legal feasibility of adopting a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in seven sub-Saharan African countries
Conclusion: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are legally feasible in all seven countries Existing laws provide a means to implement taxes as a public health intervention.PMID:33876700 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1884358 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Ruhara Gemma Ahaibwe Gershim Asiki Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Milka Wanjohi Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

The data availability landscape in seven sub-Saharan African countries and its role in strengthening sugar-sweetened beverage taxation
Conclusion: Timely, easily understood, concise, and locally relevant evidence is needed in order to inform policy development on SSBs. The relevant data are drawn from multiple sectors. Cross- sector collaboration is therefore needed. Indicators for SSBs should be developed and included in current data collection tools to ensure monitoring and evaluation for SSB taxation.PMID:33876702 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2020.1871189 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Erzse Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Gemma Ahaibwe Hans Justus Amukugo Gershim Asiki Lebogang Gaogane Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Milkah N Wanjohi Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Strengthening prevention of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases through sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Rwanda: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusions: The landscape for strengthening a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Rwanda is complex. The policy environment provides both facilitators of and impediments to strengthening the existing tax. A differential tax could be introduced by leveraging on the existing excise tax and linking it to the sugar content of beverages.PMID:33876706 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883911 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Sylvere Ntirampeba Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Namibia: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusion: The Government of Namibia has taken positive steps and the policy environment is friendly towards an SSB tax. The proximity of trade and the competitive nature of the Namibian drinks industry with South Africa suggest that a regional perspective to advocacy would be of value.PMID:33876708 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1903213 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hans Justus Amukugo Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Petronell Kruger Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition related non-communicable diseases and sugar sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Zambia
Conclusions: The tension between the Government's economic and public health priorities is a barrier for strengthening fiscal measures to address nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. However, this did not prevent the introduction of a differential sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Opportunities exist to strengthen the existing taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages in Zambia. These include a more inclusive consultation process for policy formulation and comprehensive monitoring of risk factors.PMID:33876714 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1872172 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mulenga M Mukanu Safura Abdool Karim Karen Hofman Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Source Type: research

Introduction to this Special Issue
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1918913. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877012 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Readiness for sugar sweetened beverage taxation in sub-Saharan Africa
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1917801. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877015 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ntombizodwa Ndlovu Boyd Swinburn Source Type: research

The political economy of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: an analysis from seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusions: There are opportunities for more strategic public health engagement with the economic sector to foster strong nutrition-related fiscal policy for non-communicable disease prevention in the region.PMID:33877032 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1909267 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anne Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Mulenga M Mukanu Gemma Ahaibwe Milka Wanjohi Lebogang Gaogane Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Twalib Ngoma Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Uganda: a policy landscape analysis
CONCLUSIONS: An established platform for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation advocacy exists in Uganda. Compelling local research that explicitly links soft drink taxes to health goals is essential to advance sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.PMID:33874854 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1892307 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gemma Ahaibwe Safura Abdool Karim Anne-Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition-related non-communicable disease and sugar-sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Kenya
Conclusion: Nutrition related non-communicable diseases policies should reflect a continuum of issues, from undernutrition to food security, nutrition transition, and the escalation of nutrition related non-communicable diseases. A local advocacy case for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation has not been made. Public and policy maker education is critical to challenge the prevailing attitudes towards sugar-sweetened beverages and the western diet.PMID:33874855 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1902659 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milkah N Wanjohi Ann Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Shukri F Mohamed Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet Pamela A Juma Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

The legal feasibility of adopting a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in seven sub-Saharan African countries
Conclusion: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are legally feasible in all seven countries Existing laws provide a means to implement taxes as a public health intervention.PMID:33876700 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1884358 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Ruhara Gemma Ahaibwe Gershim Asiki Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Milka Wanjohi Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

The data availability landscape in seven sub-Saharan African countries and its role in strengthening sugar-sweetened beverage taxation
Conclusion: Timely, easily understood, concise, and locally relevant evidence is needed in order to inform policy development on SSBs. The relevant data are drawn from multiple sectors. Cross- sector collaboration is therefore needed. Indicators for SSBs should be developed and included in current data collection tools to ensure monitoring and evaluation for SSB taxation.PMID:33876702 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2020.1871189 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Erzse Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Gemma Ahaibwe Hans Justus Amukugo Gershim Asiki Lebogang Gaogane Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Milkah N Wanjohi Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Strengthening prevention of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases through sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Rwanda: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusions: The landscape for strengthening a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Rwanda is complex. The policy environment provides both facilitators of and impediments to strengthening the existing tax. A differential tax could be introduced by leveraging on the existing excise tax and linking it to the sugar content of beverages.PMID:33876706 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883911 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Sylvere Ntirampeba Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Namibia: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusion: The Government of Namibia has taken positive steps and the policy environment is friendly towards an SSB tax. The proximity of trade and the competitive nature of the Namibian drinks industry with South Africa suggest that a regional perspective to advocacy would be of value.PMID:33876708 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1903213 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hans Justus Amukugo Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Petronell Kruger Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition related non-communicable diseases and sugar sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Zambia
Conclusions: The tension between the Government's economic and public health priorities is a barrier for strengthening fiscal measures to address nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. However, this did not prevent the introduction of a differential sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Opportunities exist to strengthen the existing taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages in Zambia. These include a more inclusive consultation process for policy formulation and comprehensive monitoring of risk factors.PMID:33876714 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1872172 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mulenga M Mukanu Safura Abdool Karim Karen Hofman Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Source Type: research

Introduction to this Special Issue
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1918913. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877012 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Readiness for sugar sweetened beverage taxation in sub-Saharan Africa
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1917801. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877015 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ntombizodwa Ndlovu Boyd Swinburn Source Type: research

The political economy of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: an analysis from seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusions: There are opportunities for more strategic public health engagement with the economic sector to foster strong nutrition-related fiscal policy for non-communicable disease prevention in the region.PMID:33877032 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1909267 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anne Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Mulenga M Mukanu Gemma Ahaibwe Milka Wanjohi Lebogang Gaogane Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Twalib Ngoma Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Uganda: a policy landscape analysis
CONCLUSIONS: An established platform for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation advocacy exists in Uganda. Compelling local research that explicitly links soft drink taxes to health goals is essential to advance sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.PMID:33874854 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1892307 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gemma Ahaibwe Safura Abdool Karim Anne-Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition-related non-communicable disease and sugar-sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Kenya
Conclusion: Nutrition related non-communicable diseases policies should reflect a continuum of issues, from undernutrition to food security, nutrition transition, and the escalation of nutrition related non-communicable diseases. A local advocacy case for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation has not been made. Public and policy maker education is critical to challenge the prevailing attitudes towards sugar-sweetened beverages and the western diet.PMID:33874855 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1902659 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milkah N Wanjohi Ann Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Shukri F Mohamed Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet Pamela A Juma Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

The legal feasibility of adopting a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in seven sub-Saharan African countries
Conclusion: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are legally feasible in all seven countries Existing laws provide a means to implement taxes as a public health intervention.PMID:33876700 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1884358 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Ruhara Gemma Ahaibwe Gershim Asiki Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Milka Wanjohi Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

The data availability landscape in seven sub-Saharan African countries and its role in strengthening sugar-sweetened beverage taxation
Conclusion: Timely, easily understood, concise, and locally relevant evidence is needed in order to inform policy development on SSBs. The relevant data are drawn from multiple sectors. Cross- sector collaboration is therefore needed. Indicators for SSBs should be developed and included in current data collection tools to ensure monitoring and evaluation for SSB taxation.PMID:33876702 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2020.1871189 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Erzse Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Gemma Ahaibwe Hans Justus Amukugo Gershim Asiki Lebogang Gaogane Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Milkah N Wanjohi Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Strengthening prevention of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases through sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Rwanda: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusions: The landscape for strengthening a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Rwanda is complex. The policy environment provides both facilitators of and impediments to strengthening the existing tax. A differential tax could be introduced by leveraging on the existing excise tax and linking it to the sugar content of beverages.PMID:33876706 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883911 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Sylvere Ntirampeba Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Namibia: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusion: The Government of Namibia has taken positive steps and the policy environment is friendly towards an SSB tax. The proximity of trade and the competitive nature of the Namibian drinks industry with South Africa suggest that a regional perspective to advocacy would be of value.PMID:33876708 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1903213 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hans Justus Amukugo Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Petronell Kruger Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition related non-communicable diseases and sugar sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Zambia
Conclusions: The tension between the Government's economic and public health priorities is a barrier for strengthening fiscal measures to address nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. However, this did not prevent the introduction of a differential sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Opportunities exist to strengthen the existing taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages in Zambia. These include a more inclusive consultation process for policy formulation and comprehensive monitoring of risk factors.PMID:33876714 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1872172 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mulenga M Mukanu Safura Abdool Karim Karen Hofman Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Source Type: research

Introduction to this Special Issue
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1918913. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877012 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Readiness for sugar sweetened beverage taxation in sub-Saharan Africa
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1917801. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877015 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ntombizodwa Ndlovu Boyd Swinburn Source Type: research

The political economy of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: an analysis from seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusions: There are opportunities for more strategic public health engagement with the economic sector to foster strong nutrition-related fiscal policy for non-communicable disease prevention in the region.PMID:33877032 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1909267 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anne Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Mulenga M Mukanu Gemma Ahaibwe Milka Wanjohi Lebogang Gaogane Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Twalib Ngoma Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Uganda: a policy landscape analysis
CONCLUSIONS: An established platform for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation advocacy exists in Uganda. Compelling local research that explicitly links soft drink taxes to health goals is essential to advance sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.PMID:33874854 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1892307 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gemma Ahaibwe Safura Abdool Karim Anne-Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition-related non-communicable disease and sugar-sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Kenya
Conclusion: Nutrition related non-communicable diseases policies should reflect a continuum of issues, from undernutrition to food security, nutrition transition, and the escalation of nutrition related non-communicable diseases. A local advocacy case for sugar-sweetened beverage taxation has not been made. Public and policy maker education is critical to challenge the prevailing attitudes towards sugar-sweetened beverages and the western diet.PMID:33874855 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1902659 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milkah N Wanjohi Ann Marie Thow Safura Abdool Karim Gershim Asiki Agnes Erzse Shukri F Mohamed Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet Pamela A Juma Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

The legal feasibility of adopting a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in seven sub-Saharan African countries
Conclusion: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are legally feasible in all seven countries Existing laws provide a means to implement taxes as a public health intervention.PMID:33876700 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1884358 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Hans Justus Amukugo Charles Ruhara Gemma Ahaibwe Gershim Asiki Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Milka Wanjohi Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

The data availability landscape in seven sub-Saharan African countries and its role in strengthening sugar-sweetened beverage taxation
Conclusion: Timely, easily understood, concise, and locally relevant evidence is needed in order to inform policy development on SSBs. The relevant data are drawn from multiple sectors. Cross- sector collaboration is therefore needed. Indicators for SSBs should be developed and included in current data collection tools to ensure monitoring and evaluation for SSB taxation.PMID:33876702 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2020.1871189 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Erzse Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Gemma Ahaibwe Hans Justus Amukugo Gershim Asiki Lebogang Gaogane Mulenga M Mukanu Twalib Ngoma Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Milkah N Wanjohi Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Strengthening prevention of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases through sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Rwanda: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusions: The landscape for strengthening a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Rwanda is complex. The policy environment provides both facilitators of and impediments to strengthening the existing tax. A differential tax could be introduced by leveraging on the existing excise tax and linking it to the sugar content of beverages.PMID:33876706 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1883911 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara Safura Abdool Karim Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Sylvere Ntirampeba Karen J Hofman Source Type: research

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the adoption of a sugar sweetened beverage tax to prevent non-communicable diseases in Namibia: a policy landscape analysis
Conclusion: The Government of Namibia has taken positive steps and the policy environment is friendly towards an SSB tax. The proximity of trade and the competitive nature of the Namibian drinks industry with South Africa suggest that a regional perspective to advocacy would be of value.PMID:33876708 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1903213 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hans Justus Amukugo Safura Abdool Karim Anne Marie Thow Agnes Erzse Petronell Kruger Abel Karera Karen Hofman Source Type: research

Nutrition related non-communicable diseases and sugar sweetened beverage policies: a landscape analysis in Zambia
Conclusions: The tension between the Government's economic and public health priorities is a barrier for strengthening fiscal measures to address nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. However, this did not prevent the introduction of a differential sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Opportunities exist to strengthen the existing taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages in Zambia. These include a more inclusive consultation process for policy formulation and comprehensive monitoring of risk factors.PMID:33876714 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1872172 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mulenga M Mukanu Safura Abdool Karim Karen Hofman Agnes Erzse Anne-Marie Thow Source Type: research

Introduction to this Special Issue
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1918913. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877012 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1918913 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Readiness for sugar sweetened beverage taxation in sub-Saharan Africa
Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 1;14(1):1917801. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33877015 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2021.1917801 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ntombizodwa Ndlovu Boyd Swinburn Source Type: research