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National Alcohol Task Force (NATC)

The Committee included key representation of government policy leaders, civil society networks and health professionals with clear terms of reference for facilitating the development of alcohol policy.

A baseline survey on Unrecorded Alcohol to clearly describe key dimensions in respect of production, use and consequences of unrecorded alcohol in Malawi was conducted. The study revealed that unrecorded alcohol poses serious socio-economic challenges, and is therefore, a threat to national development. It further showed that violence was the major risk associated with unrecorded alcohol consumption; particularly perpetrated against family members as well as friends. It also demonstrated that most users do not have a stable source of income and have experienced or perpetrated violence; their drinking is influenced by peers and many believe that if they stopped taking alcohol they could prosper.