Video: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use Disorders: Prevention & Management

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ISSUP Kenya
Publication Date
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ISSUP Webinars

On May 15, 2020 ISSUP Kenya, in collaboration with ISSUP Global, presented a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use Disorders: Prevention & Management. Panelists discussed the following topics:

  • The possibility that the worldwide lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in essential services and programs reaching vulnerable groups being restricted or entirely stopped
  • The result of the lockdown on Substance Use Disorders: Prevention & Management
  • The impact of the lockdown -  has it increased the risk of relapse, or has it reduced cases of substance use disorders?
  • The appropriate response to this pandemic from Kenyan professionals, policy makers and other service providers involved with drug demand reduction efforts 

Host:
Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP Global 

Moderators: 
Evans Oloo, President ISSUP Kenya and Clinical Director at Intrapersonal Health Services
Dr Richard Gakunju, ISSUP Kenya Executive Member, Chair, Global Centre for Certification and Credentialing (GCCC) and Director of the Movement against Substance Abuse in Africa (MASAA)

Panelists:
Dr. Hussein Manji, Public Health Consultant at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for Eastern Africa 
Judy Twala, Manager, Counselling and Rehabilitation, NACADA
Susan Gitau, Vice President ISSUP Kenya Chapter, Chairperson Red Cross Society (KRCS) Kiambu county and Founder/Director Elewa Ulevi
Boniface Ndirangu, Chair, Addiction Prevention Rehabilitation Association Kenya (APRAK) 
Sanita Suhartono, Programme Associate working on Drug Use Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders at the Health and Social Development Pillar, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

 

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Country
Kenya
Resource Language

English