Impact case study: Alcohol Policy in Tanzania

STRIVE Tanzania Alcohol Impact Case Study.pdf

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).

This case study provides details of how STRIVE research on alcohol and HIV in Tanzania fed into changes in policy.

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