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UNIATF: Call for Nominations for the Task Force Awards 2019

The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) is calling for nominations for the UNIATF Award for achievements in the area of multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for nominations is now OPEN until 31 March 2019. Nominations should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related SDGs

Claremont’s UPC Media Summer Institute Programme

Claremont Graduate University is offering one of the leading certificate programs for the advanced study of Media-Based Prevention Science . In intimate-scale cohorts with a favourable faculty-to-trainee ratio, participants build their knowledge and skills in the use of media in psychotropic substance use prevention. Advanced training in theory-based prevention using the media to enhance effects, and the intersection of prevention science theory and research, along with on-the-ground practice, are covered in depth. The programme culminates

Nomination Open for World Youth Prize 2019

How to apply: Submit the story of the nominee by the nominator with relevant proof of works at iyc [dot] youthenvoy [at] iyc-hq [dot] org . Nomination can be done by past winners, university professors, President or Prime Minister of a country & Member of Parliament. Nominee must works minimum 3 years for tangible change and must below the age of 35 years. ... See More — at International Youth Committee .

Drug Prevention Tree Plantation in Pakistan

Drug Prevention Tree Plantation held today at Govt. Degree College for Women China Scheme Lahore. Muhammad Ayub Senior Advisor DAP-Colombo Plan, Syed Zulfiqar Hussain Consultant, Anti Drugs/Narcotics Campaign, Ms.Madiha Shah Admin Officer DC Office LHR, Prof. Shahnaz Sattar Principal were Chief Guests. Syed Mohsin Incharge School Program (DATH), Ms. Fazilat Coordinator were also present on the occasion.

Training Workshop on "Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment"

The objective of this two day training workshop "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment ( SBIRT )" was to train mental health professionals so that they could identify substance use problems, help their clients if they are at risk of substance use and to reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. We believe that EBPs are cost effective and it reduces the risk of substance abuse if detected

A Cross-Journal Call for Papers- Substance Use, Misuse and Dependence: Prevention and Treatment

Substance use and misuse affect people worldwide, of all ages and from all walks of life, resulting in a substantial burden of ill health and mortality, and presenting big challenges in prevention and treatment. PLOS Medicine is planning a special issue on this topic and is now calling for research papers from the diverse communities that work to support people and populations affected by substance use and misuse. The aim is to unite clinicians and

Adfam Case Study Call: Inter-parental Conflict, Alcohol and Children

Adfam, Tavistock Relationships and OnePlusOne are working on a project aiming to reduce the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse. They are looking for parents, whose partner has had issues with alcohol dependency, to share their story and talk about how this issue affected them as a couple, led to conflict and impacted on their children. This will inform the development of an online digital platform to support other

1st Executive Committee Meeting Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi Chapter, Pakistan

The Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi Chapter Leadership – Karachi organized its first meeting with the Executive Committee on March 14, 2019 (Thursday) at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC). Mr. Jason Green, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Consulate General Karachi was also present in this meeting and congratulated the new leadership and EC members of the Karachi Chapter. The following meeting agenda was discussed during meeting: 1) Discuss EC Roles and Responsibilities as per the

TRAINING ON UNIVERSAL TREATMENT CURRICULUM (UTC 6, 7 & 8)

Course 6: Case Management for Addiction Professionals This is a foundational and skills-based course that provides an overview of case management in SUD treatment and provide skills practice in case management functions. Course 7: Crisis Intervention for Addiction Professionals This course addresses the concept of crisis as part of life and provides guidelines for crisis intervention including managing suicide risk. It also addresses ways in which counsellors can avoid personal crisis situations by providing information

Informal Meeting of Newly Elected Board Members, ISSUP Pakistan Chapter

An informal meeting of newly elected Board of Directors ISSUP Pakistan Chapter has held at Masjide Nabwi, Madina, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz President Elect, Chair the meeting. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director Elect, Ms. Saima Asghar, Director Elect, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Director Elect and Ms. Shaista Naz, Director Elect also participated in the meeting. Newly elected Board members presented different suggestions for future planning of ISSUP Pakistan activities. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director

Invitation to Participate: How do we support people with intellectual disability and addictive behaviours?: An exploratory study of addiction counsellors

This study is concerned with the experiences of professionals in the field of intellectual or developmental disability, and professionals in the field of addiction in working with people with learning and developmental disability who display addictive behaviours. The study will examine these professionals’ opinions on how equipped they are to identify, work with, and aid this group. The study seeks to gain insight into areas of training and skill building that could be improved to

#DontPinkMyDrink Campaign

After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign

Aga Khan University - IED AnnouncesAadmission in MEd Programme-2019

The Master of Education (MEd) programme is open to outstanding teachers and educational leaders at all levels of the education system. The programme provides clear theoretical frameworks and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping graduates to be exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts. Students can specialize ​in one of the following: Educational Leadership and Management; Early Childhood Care and Education; Language and Literacy in Education; Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation; Science

Inspire Freedom Campaign - IOGT International

The Inspire Freedom Campaign – Together for women and girls – every 25th is IOGT International’s flagship community campaign to promote the rights of girls and women and to end gender-based violence, by preventing alcohol violence. The campaign hopes to inspire freedom through local actions which are carried out as part of the global movement of IOGT International – from Reykjavik to New Delhi, to Nairobi, Mexico City and Bangkok. IOGT International have created a

PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal

Greetings. Happy to share an exciting opportunity, brief details are given below: PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal Concept The U.S. Mission in Pakistan and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) http://pakusalumninetwork.org will sponsor eight U.S. Government exchange alumni to attend U.S. Embassy Kathmandu’s Everest International Model UN (EIMUN) conference on July 15-19, 2019. This conference will build on the successes of the past three South and Central

University Survey: What Do You Think about Drug Use?

Liverpool John Moores University is conducting a new research study and is inviting people from the UK to take part. This study investigates what members of the public think about issues related to illegal drug use and involves completing a short online survey that will ask you to read through and provide an opinion on a selection of scenarios that relate to people who have taken drugs. There are no right or wrong answers. Taking

Scholarships for European Alpbach are now open! August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria

Scientific exchange and international dialogue is taking place in August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria. The call for applications is aimed at young people under 30 years of age from all over the world who want to come to Alpbach with their bags filled with fresh ideas for science and society. All information about the application procedure can be found online: www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/ PS: The upcoming European Forum Alpbach is dedicated to the topic “Liberty and Security”.

Book Unveiling Ceremony of 'The Known and Unknowns of Drug Dependence'

Drug use has been identified as one of the ominous problems that the society faces nowadays. Every drug dependent person has different and complex difficulties to go through in the process of recovering from such harmful habit. Person-centered treatment strategy is thus essential for each drug dependent patient. The treatment not only requires the involvement of the patients, but also the involvement of their families and the community is crucial. However, the family members request

Summer Institute: Two-Week Creative Writing and Cultural Exchange Program for Participants from Pakistan, India, and the US 

The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. This program for students of all academic interests – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute’s innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach

List of Fully Funded International Opportunities 2019

(Internships - Conferences - Fellowships - Online Courses - Competitions - Exchange Programs - Leadership Programs – Scholarships) 1) Fully Funded CrossCulture CCP Focus 2019 in Germany Link: https://bit.ly/2DF0but 2) Commonwealth Youth Conference 2019 [Fully Funded] in Malaysia Link: https://bit.ly/2TFbHNc 3) IBM Internship 2019 [Fully Funded] in Switzerland Link: https://bit.ly/2GRZ9i3 4) Rise Up Youth Champions Initiative 2019 in California, USA [Fully Funded] Link: https://bit.ly/2z63byD 5) Danish Government Scholarship 2019 - Fully Funded Link: https://bit.ly/2S1TgAG 6)

National Executive Committee 2019: Setting the Direction for Future Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across the country spent two days sharing best practices and developing innovative plans to improve their communities and connect the American and Pakistani peoples.

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention at Sialkot

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10 February, 2019 organized by M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) in collaboration with Mian Afzal Trust Hospital as Colombo Plan recognized Education Provider and funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz Elected President ISSUP Pakistan-Chapter at New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation), Sialkot. Forty two Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully

Apply Now for AEIF 2019!

NOTE: February 15, 2019 is the last day to request an Alumni account in order to meet the AEIF proposal submission deadline. Please start your request asap using the account inquiry form located here . Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience? If you answered yes, then you

USEFP Invites Pakistani Students to Apply for the Prestigious 2020 Fulbright Program

USEFP invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2020 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master's or PhD study at top universities in the United States. Application deadline: May 15, 2019. Download the application form, here: http://bit.ly/Fulbright2020 For queries, email info [at] usefpakistan [dot] org #Fulbright #USEFP #HigherEducation #StudyInUSA #ExchangesAre U.S. Embassy Pakistan U.S. Consulate General Karachi US Consulate General Lahore U.S. Consulate General Peshawar