Africa

Motivational Interviewing in Africa Webinar Series

Created by
ITTC South Africa

In this webinar series, hosted by the South Africa International Technology Transfer Centre in collaboration with MI & Beyond, William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, co-founders of Motivational Interviewing engage with clinicians and researchers from across Africa, drawing on lessons from existing research and dissemination activities, and exploring the broader potential of Motivational Interviewing on the African Continent.

Africa Policy Day 2022

Online,

SA Drug Policy Week is the premier drug policy event in Africa – but due to COVID-19, the 2020 Policy Week and 2021 Policy Week have not occurred. 

While there have been numerous webinars and virtual events, none has filled the South African Drug Policy Week agenda. An expanded African Policy Week is planned for late 2022, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event may need to be postponed again.

Tobacco Control in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in five African adolescents use tobacco and predict a doubling of deaths related to tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries between 2002 and 2030. Here, you can find out more about policy and practice that countries are putting in place in an attempt to control tobacco use in Africa.

Call for Papers- African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AJADA) invites researchers & scholars to contribute their original articles to a DIAMOND open-access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal. Manuscripts are invited for submission in the following areas: Prevention and advocacy Policy, legal and enforcement Treatment and rehabilitation Research and training Partnership and community-based initiatives Once the manuscript is prepared in accordance with the guidelines, it should be submitted via email to submissions [dot] ajada [at] nacada [dot] go [dot] ke

Alcohol and substance use prevention in Africa

Citation
Lucia M. Mupara, Roy Tapera, Morekwe Selemogwe-Matsetse, Johanne T. Kehumile, Lebogang Gaogane, Ellen Tsholofelo & Pretty Murambiwa (2021) Alcohol and substance use prevention in Africa: systematic scoping review, Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2021.1941356

Substance use continues to be a key public health concern in Africa. Despite this, there have been few reviews that have examined the current research on the subject. This study examines the existing research on the prevention of alcohol and substance use in Africa.

The specific objectives were to: 

  1. Identify drugs and substances used across Africa