The Zoom meeting was hosted by Jeff Lee who invited the African National Chapters to be part of the meeting. The meeting was held on Tue Jan 14, 2020 2pm – 3pm (EAT). Uganda National Chapter was represented by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) i.e. Mr. Rogers Mutaawe, Mr. Andrew Lubega and Ms. Barbara Nakijoba.

Issues discussed included;

GISA Trains School Principals on UPC in Nigeria

Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) has commenced the training of secondary schools principals in Lagos state, Nigeria on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use Disorders. Leading on from the first batch of a 6 days training, which was held between 6th and 11th of May, 2019, the Lagos state government was tasked on the need to appoint a teacher or an administrative staff as a drug control officer in every primary and

Substance Use among Pregnant Women in Nigeria

Adebowale, Oluyemisi O., and Bawo O. James. "Psychoactive substance use and psychiatric morbidity among pregnant women attending an ante-natal clinic in Benin City, Nigeria." Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 25.1 (2018): 8.
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This study sought to determine the prevalence, patterns and feasibility of screening for psychoactive substance use among pregnant women in an antenatal clinic in Nigeria. It also aimed to determine the relationship between psychoactive substance use risk severity and psychiatric morbidity.

Psychoactive Substance Dependence in Females: A Three Year Review

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Nigerian Journal of medicine
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Psychoactive substance use was regarded as a male affair in the past. However, recent findings show an increasing number of females are getting involved. We conducted a three year retrospective review of patients admitted to the Centre for Addiction treatment in Vom, plateau state, Nigeria.

Universal Prevention Curriculum Training of Trainers in Nigeria

Lagos State,

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) will be delivering substance abuse training sessions on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC).

The training will consist of 9 courses and will take place in a non-residential training centre in Lagos State, Nigeria from the 15th till the 24th of January 2019.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Drug Abuse among Sports Men and Women in Lagos State, Nigeria

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International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences ISSN: 2167-0447 Vol. 2 (3), pp.077-085, March, 2012. © International Scholars Journals
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Drug Abuse among Sports Men and Women in Lagos State, Nigeria

Molobe, Ikenna Daniel

Deputy Director of Programs, Unified Initiative for a Drug Free Nigeria (UIFDFN)

Member, World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)

Received February 07, 2012; Accepted March 27, 2012