“We have been co-operating with international and local agencies such as People's Police Academy, the Vietnam Women's Union, and the NTSC to implement programmes on preventing and fighting against the harmful effects of alcohol abuse in Vietnam. This is also the third year of the co-operation programme between the NTSC, APIWSA, and VARD. In 2020, we will share the full impact evaluation of this three-year co-operation programme. We commit to supporting the Vietnamese government in its efforts to create and implement effective solutions to raise people’s awareness, educate for behaviour change, enforce strict legal regulations, and develop a comprehensive legal framework, contributing to strengthening the community’s health and safety, and reduce the harms of alcohol abuse,” said Jonathan Chew, associate director, Public Affairs, Pernod Ricard, on behalf of APIWSA’s leadership. … [Read more...] about Responsible Drinking and Traffic Safety Programme 2019 kicked off
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It’s now only a matter of time before scientists discover solutions for the pandemic. We're buying time and trying to slow down the spread of virus when scientists can get the testing done and doctors can get the equipment needed. During this wait, the healthcare system can stem the fatality rate and treat patients using ventilators and intensive care units, if they are available. They can only do that if we don’t allow them to become overloaded with new cases. … [Read more...] about It’s not time to let our guards down yet