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World Health Organization launches initiative to reduce harmful use of alcohol

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 September 2018, 9:16 IST

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining the five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.

 SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets.

"We are proud to introduce SAFER a package of proven interventions to reduce the harms caused by alcohol, and a new partnership to catalyze global action," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO.

(PTI)

First published: 29 September 2018, 9:16 IST
 
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