Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)

The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. The harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 3.3 million people annually. There are 60 different types of diseases where alcohol has a significant causal role. It also causes harm to the well-being and health of people around the drinker. In 2010, the worldwide total consumption was equal to 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per person 15 years and older. Unrecorded consumption accounts for 25% of the worldwide total consumption.

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Harmful use of alcohol

3.3 millionpeople die from it in a year

Global status report on alcohol and health

Alcohol consumption

62%of adults abstained from alcohol
in the past 12 months


National alcohol policy

34%of Member States reported having one

Alcohol control policies
Data analysis and visualizations


GISAH full database

Regional information systems

Other information systems

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