El compendio está integrado por casos de los Estados miembros de la Unión Africana que detallan las mejores prácticas en lo que atañe a la prevención, el tratamiento y la reducción de daños. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.
The African Union Commission is proud to present this seminal work show casing good practices in addressing drug use challenges in Africa. All the articles in this compendium were compiled and submitted by AU Member States Drug Demand Reduction National Focal points. The compendium is published primarily for the purpose of sharing knowledge and enabling countries in Africa to benefit from exchange of experiences and solutions on what works and draw on lessons learnt.
The recommendation of the second session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-2) in April 2017 to produce a Compendium of Best Practices on Drug Use Prevention, Drug Use Disorders Treatment and Harm Reduction in Africa was timely. Some good things are happening out there. These few articles demonstrate very encouraging steps. Indeed a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Through this publication, and other activities, the African Union will continue to bolster the efforts of hard working Member States, often with limited resources, and in difficult circumstances. In this regard, we would like to thank in a very special way Drug Demand Reduction National focal points who were instrumental in mobilizing national stakeholders to produce the articles.
The Eastern Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is pleased to support the production and publication of the first African Union Compendium of Good Practices on Drug Use Prevention, Drug Use Disorders Treatment and Harm Reduction in Africa. This initiative, led by the African Union with the support of Member States, while showcasing the work of only a hand-full of countries, certainly demonstrate the resolve of African States to address comprehensively, and in a balanced manner the continental and national drug problems.