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EM/RC53/R.5/2006: Public health problems of alcohol consumption in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean UN and WHO Resolutions and Declarations Resolutions and Declarations on Alcohol and Substance Use 1 September 2006 Resolution

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URGES Member States to:
1.1 Conduct appropriate research, including case studies, to determine the magnitude, pattern and trend of alcohol consumption in the Region, and the impact for specific disease conditions and
population groups;

1.2 Develop national health policies, strategies and plans to address the prevention and control of
the problem of alcohol consumption and management of its health consequences, building on
regional cultural and religious values and ensuring integration with national substance abuse

1.3 Raise awareness of the public, especially youth, about the potential health problems arising from
alcohol consumption and other substance abuse, in partnership with civil society;
1.4 Initiate capacity-building at different levels of care to address alcohol-related clinical problems;


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