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Applications are open for the 2019 Alumni Small Grant (#ASG2019) ,Pakistan

Applications are open for the 2019 Alumni Small Grant ( #ASG2019 ) Gather your #ExchangeAlumni team and submit a proposal for one of the three ASG themes. You can receive up to $10,000 for your community service project idea. ASG themes for 2019 are: * Promoting Entrepreneurship * Improving Public Health – public awareness, institutional capacity, and community health * Supporting Media – journalism skills, institutional capacity, and media literacy You can submit proposals by

Asia Pacific Evaluation Association - APEA-2019 Manila, Philippines

Workshop “Towards Evidence-Based Voluntary National Reviews: Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities in Asia” will be hosted by UNICEF on 25th February 2019 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Manila. Parliamentarians’ Session at the Senate of the Philippines to highlight legislatures' commitments towards evaluation in the context of the SDG Agenda 2030 as a follow up to EvalColombo 2018 will be hosted by the Senate of the Philippines and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) on

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020 University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) Alliance is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Implementation Research, for the 2019/2020 academic year, commencing August 2019. 1.

Survey: The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

The purpose of this survey is to seek your opinions on areas for the treatment of substance use disorder due to methamphetamine and other emerging drugs of concern that would benefit from the conduct of clinical research. Emerging drugs of concern include new drugs appearing in the market and known drugs of emerging concern, that are causing harm, or have the potential to have a population health impact. For the purposes of this survey, clinical

Children of Alcoholics Week 10-16 February 2019

Children of Alcoholics Week is a campaign to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems. Children of Alcoholics Week is celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. There are organisations holding Children of Alcoholics Week activities in the UK , USA , Germany , India, Sweden, Slovenia and Switzerland . Join in the celebrations and increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available. Find out how

Meeting with Director & Program Manager INL- U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Ahmad Shah had a great meeting with the Director and Program Manager of INL - U.S. Embassy Pakistan on 28th January 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. I had shared my brief story with the Director and Program Manager INL - U.S. Embassy Pakistan, how the INL, U.S. Department of State supported program changed my life since my inspiration from 6th Asian Youth Congress (AYC) Bali, Indonesia in 2008. This was a major breakthrough in my career

Three Days Training on UTC 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention at Sialkot-Pakistan

Day-2: Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10February, 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 Newly-Elected President ISSUP Pakistan at the New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation) in Sialkot. Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully

Three Days Training on UTC 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention in Sialkot, Pakistan

Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10February, 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 Newly-Elected President ISSUP Pakistan at the New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation) in Sialkot. Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully trained

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