Developing the addiction workforce in Africa: Progress and Issues
The aim of this symposium is to share the process of developing addiction education programs in Africa from needs assessment through implementation. As an introduction we will describe a proposed taxonomy of university addiction education programs. We will then describe implementation processes, identify challenges, and discuss how the challenges are being addressed. Successful program development in low resource countries can inform work force development in the rest of the world. The authors have no funding conflicts, though if accepted, their travel will be covered by the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction(ICUDDR) funding from the U.S. State Department.