Harmful use of alcohol in the WHO African region
AbstractThe harmful use of alcohol in the African Region is increasing. The situation will worsen ifappropriate action is not taken to address the problem. Episodic or binge drinking is a significantcharacteristic pattern of consumption, and estimated total deaths attributed to alcohol consumptionshow an important burden of mortality.2. In 2006, a WHO technical consultation on the public health problems caused by the harmfuluse of alcohol recognized that alcohol-related problems are a serious public health concern in theAfrican Region.3. The approach to this problem in the African Region may benefit from the experiences andproven initiatives from other regions and worldwide.
Regional Committee for Africa, 57. (2011). Harmful use of alcohol in the WHO African region. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1803