Alemayehu Negash, Mekdes Demissie
The May 2010 UN Resolution 64/265 and its subsequent General Assembly’s (GA) High-Level Meeting were the two historic events of current Millennium heralding UN’s recognition of non communicable Diseases (NCDs) as threats to mankind (1). The GA meeting also underscored that NCDs are among the most important obstacles of development in LMIC. Moreover, the Assembly identified alcohol consumption as the key determinant of NCDs ). Therefore, there is a pressing need to know the status of AUDs and factors associated with them at PHC clinics to enhance intervention programs at different levels. This is important particularly in low-income countries like Ethiopia where knowledge regarding AUDs is scarce from PHC setting whereas production and import of any alcoholic beverages are alarmingly has been increasing at an imaginable pace for around at least the past three decades in this country.
Published Date: 2021-09-24;