Community action pilot project on alcohol successful: Local Leaders

AlcoholSymposiumThe community action pilot project on alcohol has helped reduced the use of alcohol drastically, according to the health officials and local leaders of Monggar and Lhuentse. The pilot project was introduced in these two districts in 2010.

In the ongoing national symposium on building partnership in reducing harmful use of alcohol in Paro, the officials said the pilot project has hlped curb the practice of brewing alcohol at home to a large extent.

Following the success of the pilot project, the Director General of Department of Public Health, Dorji Wangchuk, said they are planning to start such kind of community pilot project in other Dzongkhags too.

Meanwhile, the three day national symposium will see discussions on medical problems related to alcohol consumption.

The participants will also discuss the enforcement of national alcohol policies, current practices, issues and challenges among others.

The three day symposium is being organized by Health Ministry with funds from the World Health Organisation.




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