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Friday, October 24, 2008

ICAP Africa Region Conference 2008

The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) organized its second Africa Region Conference on 9–10 September 2008 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Seventy participants from 15 countries attended the Conference, representing government ministries and agencies (including health, finance, trade, police, tourism, and food and drug), public health organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the beverage alcohol industry (see Annex 1).

Participants discussed regional and international initiatives aimed at reducing harmful drinking, addressed knowledge gaps, and explored integrated approaches that can support effective, efficient, and sustainable implementation of alcohol policies and targeted interventions
in the Africa region.

Key conference objectives were to strengthen regional networks and to facilitate the exchange of best practices on regional issues related to alcohol. ICAP recognizes that strategies and interventions addressing alcohol misuse must be considered and implemented in ways sensitive
to different practices in the Africa region and each individual country.
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