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

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

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030

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UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 outlines our mission to provide more safety to Africa’s people, government and institutions from drugs, crime, corruption, terrorism and illicit financial flows.

The UNODC Vision 2030 seeks to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.

Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

ICUDDR has announced they will be hosting an implementation course entitled “Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs” for our members in Africa. The purpose of the course is to equip academic staff with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to develop sustainable DDR academic programs that meet local needs and align with university and regulatory bodies goals and objectives. This course is still in development, and facilitation will begin Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Sessions