African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control & Crime Prevention

Professional Development

This is for those seeking professional development in the prevention and treatment field with a particular focus on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Certified Prevention Professional by taking the exam .

Evidence-Based Interventions

We promote Drug Use Prevention strategies based on scientific evidence working with families, schools, and communities that can ensure that children and youth, especially the most marginalized and poor, grow and stay healthy and safe into adulthood and old age.

Electronic Resources

We are committed to providing online resource materials that are easily accessible in reducing drug demand in Africa. These resources will surely help in the reduction, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse.

We need all governments to show greater solidarity and provide support, to developing countries most of all, to tackle illicit drug trafficking and offer evidence-based services for drug use disorders and related diseases, so we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, promote justice, and leave no one behind.

Ghada Waly, the UNODC Executive Director

Promoting Safe and Drug Abuse Free African Communities

Drug-Free Africa (DFA) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization founded in Uganda to promote Safe and Drug Abuse Free African Communities through collective impact models, evidence-based prevention interventions, Strategic Prevention Framework, and cultural competency to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment, and public health services in Africa. Areas of focus: education, research,  advocacy, and Networking.


Together we are stronger!


International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

COVID 19 Pandemic and Drug Use, Africa at Risk. (World Drug Report 2020)

We need your help to help those who need our help!

Drug Demand in Africa is on the increase making the current poverty levels worse. Africa recorded the largest global increase in cannabis use between 2010 and 2017. Tramadol seizures on the African continent account for 88% of all global tramadol seizures in 2017. We need your help to help those who need our help.

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