The Hong Kong Alliance for Advocacy Against Alcohol






Background
  The Hong Kong Alliance for Advocacy Against Alcohol (the Alliance) was set up in July 2015 under the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (the College).
Objectives
 
a) To inform and educate the public of the health, social and economic burden of alcohol consumption
b) To advocate for effective, evidence-based policies and actions to reduce alcohol related harm
c) To monitor the marketing practices of the alcohol industry, especially those aimed at youths
   
Position Statement
 
a) The Alliance is affiliated with the College which among other objectives, aims to promote public health in Hong Kong.
In line with this objective, the Alliance aims to play an advocacy and community engagement role in alcohol control to better
protect public health.
b) Members of the Alliance comprise individuals from the academic, medical and health, social and educational sectors who are
committed to reducing the harms of alcohol in Hong Kong,
c) The work of the Alliance is based on scientific evidence that alcohol consumption is a major preventable cause of death and
disability,as well as in line with the World Health Organization’s recommended strategies to reduce alcohol-related harms.
d) The Alliance is independent of government; while it will work in partnership with government on a coordinated response against
alcohol, it will also hold government accountable for inaction against alcohol.
e) The Alliance has no ties to the alcohol industry, as effective policies and actions must be protected from commercial or vested
interests.
   
List of Members
 

Dr Sin Ping MAK     Convenor  麥倩屏醫生
Dr June YY LEUNG    Secretary  梁語殷醫生
Dr Angus MW CHAN  陳銘偉醫生
Dr Wai Man CHAN  陳慧敏醫生
Dr Chun Bong CHOW  周振邦醫生
Ms Brenda YT CHUNG  鍾燕婷女士
Dr Andy WC FUNG  封華冑博士
Dr Henry WM KONG  江永明醫生
Dr Ming LAM  林明醫生
Professor Tai Hing LAM  林大慶教授
Professor Annisa CH LEE LAI  李賴俊卿教授
Professor Raymond HS LIANG 梁憲孫教授
Professor Agnes FY Tiwari  羅鳳儀教授
Dr Margaret FY WONG  王鳳儀博士
Professor Martin CS WONG  黄至生教授


Alcohol Fact Sheet
 

WHO Alcohol Fact Sheet


Activities of the Alliance
 

Participation in International Forum

Health Advocacy and Collaboration
  Joint Survey with the Hong Kong Medical Association, May 2016
  International No Alcohol Day, 2 October 2016
  Health Advocacy Project: Think Before You Drink, December 2016
  "Young and Alcohol Free" Campaign, 15 December 2016
  Alcohol Lecture, January 2017
  Position Statement on Hong Kong Beer Run, August 2017
  Meeting with DH on Capacity Building and Use of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention tool,28 August 2017