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Inaugural Ceremony of 3 days UTC and HIV/AIDS Prevention Training

The inaugural ceremony of 3 days training of Universal Treatment curriculum (UTC) 1 and HIV/AIDS was held in Sialkot jointly organized by Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH), Gujranwala Pakistan (Approved Education provider of Colombo Plan GCCC) and M.A Jinnah Foundation, Sialkot supported by Mr. Bashir Naz Newly-Elected President, ISSUP Pakistan. The inaugural ceremony started with recitation from Holy Quran by Mr. Muhammad Javed, Director Coordination, MATH. Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Adviser Colombo Plan, Mr. Bashir

Review Meeting on Drug Use Prevention

Review Meeting on Drug Use Prevention held at Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) Lahore, in which important stakeholders from media, social sectors and government department participated to observe the current and upsetting situation of drugs in different areas. This meeting remained successful in term of the getting its objectives and conveying the messages to different people of general communities about drug use prevention. Syed Mohsin Incharge School Program, Mr. Zafar Abbas Naqvi DSP Lahore Police,

UPC Coordinator's Series - Introduction to Prevention Science 28 January - 1 February 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan

Successfully completed Training of Trainers on Course 1: Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) Coordinators Series -Introduction to Prevention Science 28 January - 1 February 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan Did you know that INL fights drugs worldwide through # publichealth -focused demand reduction, such as this # drugprevention effort in Pakistan, as well as through supply side work? Reducing demand by improving # drugtreatment & prevention are key to stopping trafficking and # addiction ! UNODC Prevention Treatment

Inspiring Meeting with Ms. Sara Hashwani X - Chairperson of Hashoo Foundation on 7 February, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan

It was indeed a pleasure meeting with Madam #SarahHashwani after long long time and discuss my achievements, contribution and future plan regarding substance use prevention and youth empowerment mainly in Pakistan and around the globe on 7th February, 2019 in the Hashoo House in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ms. Sara Hashwani's vision had inspired several people through their personal and professional career. I am very blessed to have a guidance from a leader like you. Also a

Announcement: ISSUP Pakistan – New Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the elections for the ISSUP Pakistan Board.

The nine board members have been selected based on rank order from those who have received the most votes. All five provinces of Pakistan (SindhPunjab, KPK, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan) are represented on the board.

The new ISSUP Pakistan Board:

1. Bashir Ahmed Naz, Punjab - President - 215

2. Saima Asghar, Punjab - 197

2. Dr Kheenpal Das, Sindh - 197

A Guide to Using the Networks

To join a network, add messages, videos, and links or contribute to discussions you must be logged in . So what are they? Networks are online defined interest groups that allow health care professionals, researchers, practitioners and others working in the drug demand reduction field to share research, events, news, success stories, resources and information relevant to the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field in a virtual setting. There are three types of networks

National Training of Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders in Nigeria

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program, recently delivered the National Training of Trainers in the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) in Nigeria . Participants, including professors, doctors, and lecturers in the fields of Medicine, Psychology and Guidance Counseling, travelled from all regions of Nigeria for the training. There were experts from

Competition to Attend an International Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention, 2019

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Postsecondary Education Partnership—Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) are offering students the opportunity to take part in the seven-day international Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention (the Academy) at Ljubljana University in Slovenia, June 16–22, 2019. The Academy is a valuable opportunity for students to learn about global alcohol issues and alcohol harm prevention, build leadership skills and apply their knowledge to reduce alcohol-related harm on

Meeting ISSUP Members Hafizabad, Pakistan

Mr. Bashir Ahmad Newly elected ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Newly elected Director, ISSUP Pakistan, Ms. Saima Asghar, Director ISSUP Pakistan visited Hafizabad City. Mr. Abdul Jabbar Raza Ansari warmely welcomed the President and Directors of the newly elected ISSUP Pakistan Board in Hafizabad. During their visit a meeting of ISSUP members was held and chaired by Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Ms. Saima Asghar, Mr.Abdul Jabbar Raza Ansari, Mr.

Meeting Mr. Muhammad Ayub and Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Vist of MATH

Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Adviser Drug Advisory Colombo Plan visited Mian Afzal Trust Hospital, Gujranwala Pakistan. The Colombo Plan representative visited different departments of MATH. Mr. Muhammad Ayub appreciated the Services provided by MATH and the successful implementation of projects. During the visit a meeting between Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Executive Director, Mian Afzal Trust Hospital MATH, Gujranwala Pakistan and Mr. Muhammad Ayub took place in Gujranwala. During the meeting different matters related to the

Pakistan Youth Congress Nominated for SDG Action Award - 2019

Dear All, Please visit the link below and support Pakistan Youth Congress (PYC) for SDG Action Award by discussing its impact on your life, your valuable comments and discussion can make @Ahmad Sahah win this award for Pakistan. Keep supporting me in this step and provide your valuable impact in your life in this link: https://sdgactionawards.org/initiative/1071#disqus_thread

Spring Festival

Spring Festival organized by Govt. Degree College for Women China Scheme, Begum Muhammad Sarwar Governor Punjab was Chief Guest. Ms. Musrat Jamshed Cheema MPA, Principal Prof. Shahnaz Sattar and Syed Zulfiqar Hussain Consultant Anti Drugs/Narcotics Campaign were special guests. Syed Zulfiqar Hussain briefed Begum Muhammad Sarwar Governor Punjab about use of drugs among male and female students/youth in the city of Lahore. Mr. Hussain further explained that a large number of people are using hard

Convention on Drug Use Prevention

Grand Convention on Drug Use Prevention organized by Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) and Youth Council for Anti Narcotics (YOCFAN) at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in collaboration with PHEC, Directorate of Colleges Lahore, Colombo Plan and INL. Minister for Energy Govt. of the Punjab Mr. Akhtar Malik was Chief Guest and VC Dr. FarkhandaManzoor of LCWU presided over the convention. Ms. Seembia Tahir MPA, Mr. Shuja Ahmad Khokar, Deputy Dir Colleges Lahore Division,

Meeting of Newly Elected Board Members with Adviser DAP Colombo Plan

A meeting of newly elected President ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, newly elected Directors Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore and Ms. Saima Asghar with Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Adviser Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme was held in the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore. First of all, Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Advisor Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme congratulated the newly elected board ISSUP Pakistan Chapter. During the meeting the newly elected board members discussed future

Global Peace Summit 2019 in South Africa

Participate in the Fully Funded Global Peace Summit 2019 in South Africa Global Peace Chain (A Project of MAPS) envisions to build resilience, cultivate the culture of tolerance, inclusivity, interfaith harmony,co-existence,love & social peace building across the border through peace camps in educational institutions, interactive sessions, peace talks with society stakeholders, diplomats, ambassadors, influential community groups,UN officials, religious scholars and community based organization across the globe by engaging Global Peace Ambassadors. Global Peace Summit is

2nd International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy, May 13-14, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic

2nd International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy May 13-14, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic Theme : An understandable look at the dilemma of Addiction Addiction 2019 Web page: http://addiction.alliedacademies.com/ Addiction Congress Committee is truly grateful to welcome all the participants from all over the world to join and explore more at the 2nd International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy which is slated on May 13-14, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic . The Conference is

Invited as an Expert on Radio Pakistan FM93 on 23 January, 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan

On 23 January, 2019 I was invited to speak as an expert on substance use prevention on Radio Pakistan Karachi and was asked to answer questions regarding: Different types of drugs What are the causes of drug abuse? Why are people using drugs? What are the effects of drugs on socio-economic conditions? What is sustainable prevention? To be brief, I conveyed my message to a million of listeners of Radio Pakistan. I shared information on

Call for Applications for the SPR Sloboda and Bukoski Cup

Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honour of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup. The competition will take place during the annual SPR meeting, on May 28 through May

Meeting with ISSUP Members in Sargodha City & Discussion about UTC Training and Issuance of Journal

Mr. Bashir Ahmad, newly elected President of ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, newly elected Director of ISSUP Pakistan and Ms. Saima Asghar newly elected Director of ISSUP Pakistan visited Sargodha City on 23rd January, 2019. Mr. Jawad warmely welcomed the president and directors of ISSUP Pakistan in Sargodha. During their visit a meeting of ISSUP members Sargodha was held which was chaired by Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Ms. Saima

The UN SDG Action Awards

The United Nations Development Programme is accepting nominations for the Sustainable Development Goal Action Awards . The SDG Action Awards recognise outstanding achievements and innovation efforts to promote action on sustainable development goals , which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. One of the key targets within the Good Health and Wellbeing goal is to strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and

Annual Report: Use of Narcotics in City of Lahore

The Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & Youth Council for Anti Narcotics (YOCFAN) have published the latest annual report on the use of narcotics in Lahore. The report gives an overview of the current situation in Lahore and outlines the areas where drug use is particularly common. The publication provides details of established treatment facilities as well as prevention activities that are happening in schools, universities and community settings.

Newly Elected ISSUP Pakistan President Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz and Newly Elected Director Ms. Saima Asghar had a very productive meeting with Dr. Nadeem Ahmed, Psychiatrist at Sialkot in Pakistan

Respected Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz newly elected President ISSUP Pakistan and Ms. Saima Asghar newly elected ISSUP Pakistan Director along with Mr. Muhammad Aslam President M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd), Sialkot visited Dr. Nadeem Ahmed Bajwa Consultant Psychiatrist at Sialkot on his invitation. Dr Nadeem Ahmed welcomed the newly elected President and his team and they visited the Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Facility. Later on in a brain storming session Mr. Bashir Naz reiterated the

Victory Celebration

A warm welcome to and celebration with Mr. BASHIR NAZ (newly elected president) ISSUP PAKISTAN, Ms. SAIMA (newly elected director) and M.Aslam by Mr. Shahid Mahmood, President of the Public Youth Welfare Organization Gujranwala and Ms. Mehwish shahid, Executive director of the Nigahban Center in Gujranwala on 19-01-2019.

Visit of Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, Meeting for Future Collaboration for UTC Training

Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, newly elected President, ISSUP Pakistan visited Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH), Gujranwala Pakistan. He was warmly welcomed by Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Chair/Executive Director & other board of Directors, MATH, Mr. Arshad Javed Mughal, & Mr. Sufi Muhammad Javed. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz congratulated Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore for his success in the election as Director. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore and other MATH Board Members congratulated Mr. Bashir Ahmad for his

World Youth Conference 2019 Mauritius

Latest Update: World Youth Conference 2019 Mauritius 200 speakers will be selected for World Youth Conference 2019; Selected speakers will get free round trip flight tickets; Selected delegates will get 35-50% discount in selected airlines partners to attend World Youth Conference 2019; Over 5000 participants from 190+ countries will attend the World Youth Conference 2019; Register now: www.iyc-hq.org/world-youth-conference Deadline: 14 Februar y #WYC2019Mauritius #RoadToPortLouis #IYC

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. Click here for free booklets and other resources that help you to plan, promote and host a National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week event. There are also a selection of activity ideas and toolkits that cover a range of

#StigmaMakesMeFeel - Adfam's Campaign to Raise Awareness of Stigma Experienced by Families Affected by Substance Use

Adfam is launching a new campaign #StigmaMakesMeFeel , to tackle the stigma experienced by families affected by drugs and alcohol. From societal attitudes about substance use to unhelpful remarks from friends, stigma is rife and causes families to feel isolated. Adfam encourages family members with lived experience, professionals supporting these families but also those without direct experience to get involved . Take your picture with the stigma-busting campaign board , telling people how stigma makes

Meeting & Dinner Hosted by Unity Group for ISSUP Members in Islamabad, Pakistan

A meeting of ISSUP members Islamabad and KPK province with Candidates of Unity Group of Addiction professionals held at Ramada Hotel, Islamabad. During the meeting Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Ms. Saima and Ms. Shaista Naz addressed the participants. Unity group said that they had a plan of action for strengthening the drug demand reduction field. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz and Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore said that we would conduct training workshops