Harmful use of alcohol surveillance is important because:
- To inform national authorities about the need to improve policies to reduce alcohol related harms.
- To decrease its impact on overall mortality and alcohol-specific mortality, as well as injuries, mental disorders, development disorder, and other health conditions.
- It allows information exchange to implement and evaluate measures for harmful use of alcohol and its impact on the population.
Harmful use of alcohol commitments:
- Monitoring and surveillance is one of the alcohol policy areas of the WHO Global Strategy for Reducing Harmful Use of Alcohol adopted in 2010.
- A strategic area of the Regional Plan of Action adopted in 2011.
Mandates and Strategies
- Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol - 2010
- Strategies to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol - 2008
- Alcohol Use - 2010 (Resolutions)
- Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol
- Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol - 2011 (Resolution)
- Strategies to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol: Draft Global Strategy - 2010
- Public Health Problems Caused by Harmful Use of Alcohol - 2005