EU-ACT is supporting the drug demand reduction policy in Tanzania in partnership with the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA), the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Universities and Civil Society Organisations.
The project is supporting the development of the first official training manual for drug addiction professionals under the framework of prevention, treatment and the rehabilitation of drugs users and supports the official establishment of the Tanzania Association for Drug Addiction Professionals (TADAP).
A series of workshops have been planned to this effect, the second of which took place in Bagamoyo between the 10th and the 14th August 2020. The event brought together 20 professionals in the field of drug demand reduction that included doctors, pharmacists, social workers, nurses, psychologists and other DCEA Officers. A needs-assessment of the training requirements for drugs addiction professionals was conducted.
The manual is expected to be officially issued by June 2021.
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