The IOGT-NTO Movement contributes to reduced poverty in the world

Our international work contributes to more people in low- and middle-income countries having the opportunity to get out of poverty. By preventing alcohol problems on the spot, we contribute to reducing poverty and men's violence against women. We also ensure that more children can go to school.

Alcohol is one of the biggest causes of ill health

Alcohol is behind three million deaths each year and is one of the world's leading risk factors for ill health. In low- and middle-income countries, safety nets are often lacking. Therefore, the whole family risks getting caught up in poverty if someone drinks too much.

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We need to continue to influence and remind about the negative impact of alcohol on people and societies. Alcohol companies are working to get people in Africa and Asia to drink more - using unethical and sometimes outright illegal methods. Together with our partner organizations, we therefore work for an evidence-based and effective alcohol policy - something that is lacking in many low- and middle-income countries.

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