How much alcohol are we taking?

Men enjoy local brew popularly known as malwa partly because it is cheaper than licensed alcohol.

What you need to know:

Consumption. With 88.6 per cent of the alcohol consumption in Uganda unregulated, it has become increasingly challenging to get the bigger picture of how much alcohol Ugandans take, unless we are aware of the alcoholic content of our varied local brew, writes Mathias Wandera.

Uganda is Africa’s alcoholism capital according to World Health Organisation’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2014. The study, which focused on people of 15 years and above, puts Uganda among the top drinking nations in the world, on the continent and undoubtedly, well ahead of all our regional counterparts.

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