African study outlines challenge to further wedge open the ‘policy window’ on sugar taxation

  Changing minds to change policy on taxing sugar-sweetened drinks starts with knowing better what you’re dealing with. Researchers from seven African countries who have done a deeper dive are calling for tax to be put on the table. The “what-next” and the “how-to” are questions that need answering if findings from a multi-country African study on tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can be translated into policy to combat spikes in non-communicable diseases. The three-and-a-half-year research project initiated by PRICELESS SA, a unit within Wits University’s School of Public Health,…

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