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- Drug Fight Malawi is currently spearheading the formulation of a National Alcohol Policy in Malawi with other Civil Society Organizations. The organization has managed to conduct several consultation meetings where a Lead Ministry was nominated, set-up an Alcohol Policy Taskforce Committee comprising of CSOs, individuals and Government Ministries and Institutions and engaged a consultant to come up with an Alcohol Policy Framework, a tool for planned consultation meetings.
- Conducting anti-smoking lobby among school-going youths in selected schools.
- Conducting one-to-one consultations with government officials, Members of Parliament, and some political leaders, trying to persuade the government to sign the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
- Here are several recent reports:
- 22 July 2013: Community Education and Organizing
- 15 July 2013: SOS and Drug Fight Malawi Talk on Alcohol and Drug Use
- Malawi Alcohol Policy Development processes Stakeholders Meeting 2011 (29 June 2011): Brought together stakeholders to discuss and complete a final draft alcohol policy document for submission to the Government.
- National Training Workshop on Public Smoking 2011 (18-19 May 2011): This National Training Workshop educated the public on the negative consequences of public smoking. The event brought together participants from the government, civil society, health professions, and more.
- During the first week of October, 2010, Drug Fight Malawi joined other NGOs around the globe in the 10th International Week of Resistance to Tobacco Transnationals (IWR)
- While several NGOs in other countries advocated for full implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Drug Fight Malawi prepared to lobby the government to start looking for alternative crops to tobacco. This is because Malawi as a country depends on tobacco as its main cash crop, which has contributed to reluctance to sign the treaty up to this time.
- Drug Fight Malawi sees that consultations with strategic players including the government on finding other alternatives to tobacco farming would be the first step and therefore would be lobbying for the Government to sign the treaty.
- Activities to mark the International Week of Resistance in Malawi concentrated therefore on consultation meetings with government and other strategic partners.
- To establish a resource centre to provide the much needed information to society on the dangers of tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and abuse of drugs in relation to development of the country.
- To open up Drug Fight Malawi Regional offices in the four Regions of the country.
- To continue advocating for policies for all the focus areas.
- Concept Proposal for Technical Support
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