Global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol : report on the WHO regional technical consultation, 24-26 February 2009, Nonthaburi, Thailand
AbstractThis WHO Regional Technical Consultation was convened by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia and WHO headquarters and co-sponsored by Ministry of Public Health, Government of Thailand. The main purpose was to ensure effective collaboration with Member States on the development of the draft global strategy on reducing harmful use of alcohol. The consultation process is to ensure that different national, religious and cultural contexts, including national public health problems, needs and priorities, and differences in Member States' resources, capacities and capabilities are taken into account. This includes details of ongoing and emerging regional, sub-regional and national processes as vital contributions to a global strategy. Among the objectives is to ensure that the draft global strategy is based on all available evidence and existing best practices in Member States, with special emphasis on protection of at-risk populations, young people and those affected by the harmful drinking of others. Eight Member States of the South-East Asia Region participated in the consultation. The discussion paper for the consultation "Towards a global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol" was introduced. There were extensive discussions on the draft document including issues of specific relevance to the Region. The discussions are summarized in this document.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol : report on the WHO regional technical consultation, 24-26 February 2009, Nonthaburi, Thailand. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205143