POLICY WORKSHOP AMONG SELECTED LGUs TO ADDRESS THE HARMFUL USE OF ALCOHOL

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The World Health Organization Office of the Representatives in the Philippines in close collaboration with the Department of Health Central and Regional Offices are currently conducting a Policy Workshop among selected Local Government Units to address the harmful use of alcohol.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. To conduct stocktaking of resources in local government units in addressing harmful use of alcohol;
  2. To appreciate the burden of disease of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality and the global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol;
  3. To engage in discussion on policy gaps in addressing harmful use of alcohol and suggest strategies to address the gap.

Our Municipal Health Officer, DR. MARY JOAN DINLASAN and our Councilor for Health, Hon. MARIA CLAUDETTE QUIMPO were invited to attend the said workshop today August 1 up until the 4th at Batangas City.