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Topics from the world's regions

On this page you will find news and technical issues from the various regions. See the specific region for more articles or "Global" for articles from the global scene.
World Bank report on youth raise alcohol issue

The recently published World Development Report 2007 - Development and the Next Generation is all about the importance of young people in the development issue. Alcohol is among the risky health behaviours that influence their lives.


WPRO Regional Committee passes resolution and strategy on alcohol

The fifty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific - 18 to 22 September 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand drew up measures to reduce alcohol-related harm. It passed a resolution and a regional strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.


WHO SEARO passes resolution on alcohol

The WHO SEARO Regional Committee meeting in Dhaka 21-25 August adopted a resolution on ‘Alcohol consumption control - policy options in the South-East Asia Region


Substance abuse in WHO AFRO
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug related problems in Africa are becoming more and more a Public Health concern. WHO AFRO states that it is therefore very important to look for better policies and strategies to face the issue.

SPC programme on Tobacco and Alcohol
Tobacco and alcohol use have serious social, economic and health consequences for Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is working for a secure and prosperous Pacific Community.

PAHO resources
See technical information from the Pan American Health Organization, the Regional office of WHO. In November 2005 PAHO organized the First Hemispheric Meeting on Alcohol Public Policies in Brasilia

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