Executive Director Alasana Drammeh and General Secretary Mamudou Jallow of the ISSUP Gambia Chapter recently paid a courtesy call to the ISSUP Kaduna Coordinator Professor Ronke Grace Awopetu who is currently in the Gambia as part of a team of 15 Nigerian professors and doctors sent to support the University of the Gambia (UTG).
The ISSUP Gambia Chapter on Friday, November 25th launched a substance awareness campaign dubbed “Don’t Touch” for young children at the Sarah Kindergarten and Primary School in Lamin, in the West Coast Region of the Gambia.
The Gambia has finally joined the prestigious list of countries forming the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). The small West African country recently formalized its membership in the global drug demand reduction body with a colorful in-person and online event that was followed by a webinar on “Community Resilience in Substance Use Management” which attracted participants from 66 countries around the world.
“Drugs are bad, you must not indulge in drugs and other illicit substances.” These were the words of Alasana Drammeh, the Executive Director of ISSUP Gambia while addressing a group of students at the Glory Baptist International School on Tuesday March 1st, 2022. Drammeh made the remarks at a workshop organized for about 50 teenage students as part of ISSUP Gambia’s program to sensitize school children on crucial preventive strategies to help them stay away from drugs.