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CD51/8, Rev. 1 Plan of action to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (2012-2021)

Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization WHO Resources WHO Regional Strategies and Action Plans 26 September 2011 Policy document

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The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (Resolution WHA63.13) (1) in May 2010. This document proposes to use the WHO’s global strategy as the framework for action and includes a regional plan of action implementing the global strategy. The regional plan of action focuses on the global strategy’s proposed ten policy action areas and five objectives.

The proposed regional plan of action calls for implementation of the WHO global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol, thus promoting a public health and human rights approach aimed at lowering the levels of per capita alcohol consumption in the population, as well as reducing alcohol related harm.

It proposes that PAHO’s role be to coordinate the regional response and to strengthen its technical cooperation for national activities based on the ten target areas proposed by the global strategy, for a period of ten years (2012-2021).


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