By the National Coordinator SLAPA 076 744 424
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Alcohol Policy Alliance (SLAPA) and Foundation for Rural and Urban Transformation (FoRUT) last Wednesday launched the National Alcohol Policy for Sierra Leone aimed to reduce harm from alcohol use
The event attracted stakeholders from all walks of life including school authorities, school pupils, officials of Ministries Department and Agencies of Government and civil society Activists.
In November 2022, the Government of Sierra Leone through MoHS adopted the National Alcohol Policy marking a significant step in policy and legislative reforms in reducing harm from alcohol use
The policy makes provision for legislation to control accessibility to and availability of alcohol, it also makes provision for increased alcohol taxation, to effectively control drunk driving and among others to effectively regulate alcohol advertisement, promotion and sponsorship.