LETTER TO UNBS on FOPL Standard

                                                                                                                        16th/12/2020 The Executive Director, Uganda National Bureau Standards (UNBS), Standards House, Plot 2 – 12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial & Business Park, P.O. Box 6329, Kampala, Uganda Dear Sir, RE: JOINT CSO’s REQUEST FOR AMMENDMENT OF EAST AFRICA STANDARDS ON NUTRITION LABELLING TO INCORPORATE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION’s RECOMMENDATION ON FRONT-OF-THE PACK LABELLING AND PROMOTE […]

FISCAL POLICIES FOR DIET, IN PARTICULAR EFFECTIVE SUGAR- SWEETENED BEVERAGE (SSB) TAXATION.

BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION Understanding the problem: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a global issue with high numbers of deaths registered worldwide at 41 million. Among NCDs, the top four that together account for most global deaths include cardio vascular diseases (17.9 million), cancers (9 million), respiratory diseases (3.9 million) and diabetes (1.6 million). The World […]