DAFA Profile

Our Profile

Drug Addiction Free Africa (DAFA) is a not-for-profit organization formalized in Uganda to offer the potential for Africa to implement substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support interventions that can be based on evidence, quality standards, and sound ethical best practice.

Vision: Addiction-Free Africa

Mission: To offer the potential for Africa to implement substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support interventions that can be based on evidence, quality standards, and sound ethical best practice through online services and face to face engagements.

 

DAFA Focus Areas

  • Education: Empowering African Countries to enhance addiction Prevention and Treatment workforce capacity through training and professional development
  • Research: Conducting Drug Demand Reduction related research to inform African policymakers
  • Advocacy: Advocacy for Drug Demand Reduction evidence-based interventions in Africa
  • Networking: Providing online Drug Demand Reduction resource portal for Africa linking African people to global Drug Demand Reduction opportunities

DAFA Programmes

  • Promote professionalization through Credentialing Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). Training of Global Trainers, National Trainers, Staff of Training Institutions, National Treatment and Prevention Workers
  • Address populations with special clinical needs. For example, adolescents, children, women, parents, workers, child soldiers, HIV/AIDS high-risk populations, etc
  • Promote Drug-Free Coalitions- Families, Schools, Community, Health Sector, Media, and Work Place