|Project||Intervention Group for Alcohol Misuse (IGAM)|
To develop grass root leaders who have the capacity to
|Project Partners||Sabah Health Department|
• Workshop on substance abuse • A forum which focused on alcohol intervention needs and issues at the grass root level
60 participants attended the event
Alcohol misuse in Sabah continues to be an alarming problem in the category of substance abuse as it is easily available and culturally acceptable. Thus, the Intervention Group for Alcohol Misuse (IGAM) under MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter together with Sabah Health Department conducted a workshop on the 10th May 2014 as an initiative to cater to this problem.
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The objective of the workshop was to develop grass root leaders who would have the capacity to organise community based alcohol intervention program in their respective locality. These potential leaders were provided with published resources materials and financial aid to conduct alcohol intervention programmes in their respective villages. Participants who attended the workshop acknowledged the programme as helpful and provided a meaningful experience in combating alcohol misuse. They have also suggested to organize more training to induce capacity development for alcohol intervention in other places in Sabah.