Alcohol Policy in Tanzania

01 July 2017

Read the full impact case study here

Harmful alcohol use is associated with a number of HIV risk factors. A national alcohol policy – informed by public health evidence – will regulate alcohol availability and marketing in Tanzania. This in turn will reduce health and social harms, including HIV risk, especially among young people.

Research by STRIVE partners in Tanzania has informed efforts by the Tanzanian government to draft such a policy (under review). The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCGEC) has drawn evidence and guidance from researchers at Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and its affiliate, the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU).