New report provides insights into alcohol consumption and policy in Croatia

WHO/Faith Kilford Vorting

A new report, published by WHO/Europe, provides a situation analysis of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and existing policy measures in Croatia. The report also explores areas that would benefit from further strengthening. The author concludes that the launch of a comprehensive alcohol strategy and a national action plan would help in combating the harms related to alcohol use, as would the establishment of some form of high-level state and independent body or council. Dr Iva Pejnović Franelić, author of the report, says: “a great deal of work has been undertaken, but there is still a long way to go to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. Multisectoral is a vital component for progress and we particularly need to pay attention to young people and support them in building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle”.

The report was supported by funding from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation within the context of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.