ISSUP Kenya in partnership with ISSUP Global invite you to participate in a webinar discussing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. The webinar will be presented on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Nairobi time).
May 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Nairobi time)
With the worldwide lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services and programs reaching vulnerable groups may also have been restricted or entirely stopped.
What then is the result of the lockdown on Substance Use Disorders: Prevention & Management?
Has it increased risk of relapse, or has it reduced cases of substance use disorders?
What should be the response to this pandemic from professionals, policy makers and other service providers involved with drug demand reduction efforts in Kenya?
Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP Global
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)
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)