Psychoactive drugs continue to have significant health, social and economic consequences on individuals, families and communities. This negatively impacts on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an effort to promote the attainment of SDG 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages, there is need to strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol. In recognition of the fact that the drug problem is complex and multidimensional, there is need to engage diverse stakeholders to create synergy to address the problem using evidence based approaches.
In view of this, Kenyatta University in line with its philosophy of responsiveness to societal needs, together with key stakeholders, has organised the first regional multidisciplinary, multisectoral conference on drug demand reduction and supply suppression to be held at Kenyatta University, Kenya.
- To bring together different sectors and disciplines to step up efforts on drug abuse prevention and treatment.
- To disseminate latest/cutting edge knowledge on evidenced-based practices in drug abuse prevention and treatment.
- To promote a paradigm shift towards community based recovery oriented systems/recovery oriented systems of care (ROSC).
Conference contact: secretariat [dot] drugconf2017 [at] ku [dot] ac [dot] ke
For more information and registration details, visit the website of Kenyatta University.