The Panamerican Network for Alcohol and Public Health (PANNAPH) brings together national focal points in Ministries of Health responsible for alcohol issues as well as PAHO staff in country and in HQ regional experts, and NGO’s to:

Exchange information and experiences on alcohol, polices and programs across countries and from around the world.

Strengthen technical cooperation on reducing the harmful use of alcohol in the Region of the Americas.

Promote research collaboration and advocacy.

PANNAPH was founded in February 2011 at the first global meeting of WHO counterparts for implementation of the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

In September 2011, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Member States adopted a Regional Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol to coordinate regional actions and strengthen technical cooperation to achieve the ten target policy areas in the WHO global strategy.