Drafting Curriculum for Drug Addiction Professionals, Bagamoyo (Tanzania)

 

This workshop held in Bagamoyo from 10th to 14th of August 2020 is the Second step of the works concerning the establishment of the training manual for drug addiction professionals under prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drugs users, in the framework of EU-ACT action on demand-reduction challenges

The activity, supported by EU-ACT Project, is mainly run by DCEA (Drug Control and Enforcement Authority) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) along with Universities and Civil Society Organizations. The workshop intends to establish the training manual and formulate officially the Tanzania Association for Drug Addiction Professionals (TADAP).

A group of 20 participants (doctors, pharmacists, social workers, nurses, psychologists and other DCEA Officers) carried on a needs-assessment of the training requirements for drugs addiction professionals, because official training manual for drug addiction professionals is not yet there. Furthermore, there is no general population survey and lack of reliable automatized collecting data system.

Divided in thematic groups, they will continue to develop a curriculum for drug addiction professionals, which is intended to be officialy issued by June 2021, at the end of a “Train the Trainers” course to be run in the upcoming weeks.

The goal of this activity is to establish the training manual, training of trainers and disseminate in-depth drug addiction knowledge to relevant addiction professionals all over the country and to increase DCEA trained staff.