Regional Strategy to Reduce Alcohol-related Harm


WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 2007
Price: US $ 10
ISBN: 9789290612421
Number of pages: 18



Harmful use of alcohol causes considerable public health problems and accounts for 5.5% of disease burden in the Western Pacific Region. This Regional Strategy has been designed as a menu of best practices to reducealcohol-related harm and facilitate policy development and implementation at the country level. The Strategy outlines the four core areas for national action and regional collaboration: reducing the risk of harmful use of alcohol; minimizing the impact of the harmful use of alcohol; regulating the accessibility and availability ofalcohol; and establishing mechanisms to facilitate and sustain implementation of the strategy.