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Table 4 Actors’ involvement and their roles

From: Alcohol policies in Malawi: inclusion of WHO “best buy” interventions and use of multi-sectoral action

Sector Actors Type Role in the policy process
Health Ministry of Health Government Leading role in the development and implementation. Coordination of the process through the NCDs unit
Drug Fight Malawi CSO/Local NGO Financial and technical support
Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance CSO/Local NGO Advocacy support
JournAIDS CSO/Local NGO  
World Health Organisation (Malawi Office) International Organisation Technical support
FORUT International Organization Financial and technical support
Law enforcement Ministry of Home Affairs Government Initially led the formulation of the alcohol policy (2009–2011). Actively participated throughout the formulation and acts as a key enforcement agency
Malawi Police Services Government Stakeholders involved as part of National Task Force during the formulation process. Actively participated in writing and review meetings
Industry and Trade Ministry of Industry and Trade Government Stakeholders involved as part of National Task Force during the formulation process. Actively participated in writing and review meetings
Alcohol industry Private  
Communication/Information Ministry of Information Government  
Electronic and Print Media Houses Media  
Parastatals National Youth Council   
Malawi Bureau of Standards   
Other ministries Office of the President and Cabinet Government Stakeholders involved as part of National Task Force during the formulation process. Actively participated in writing and review meetings
Other ministries Ministry of Local Government Government
Other ministries Ministry of Gender and Community Services Government
Justice Ministry of Justice Government
Education Ministry of Education Government
Other ministries Ministry of Youth Government
Professional Association Teachers Union of Malawi CSO/Local NGO Stakeholders involved as part of National Task Force during the formulation process. Actively participated in writing and review meetings
Academic/Research Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi Academic/Research Evidence generation through Alcohol studies