So basically the common position of SCO seeks to Build on developments at the international level – including the March 2019 Ministerial Declaration on strengthening actions for the world drug problem and the recently adopted African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control –

The document seeks to incorporate the perspectives (both the ministerial segment and the African Union plan of action on drugs control) and guide the work of a wide range of NGOs from across the African continent, and help to shape and guide civil society and governmental responses over the coming years.


1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users,

AfricaNPUD, via its secretary Mr Ahmed Said and Mrs Happy Asan, women     representative took part in the 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users, held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Session on he Advocacy meeting where by different stakeholders from WHO, MdM, AfricaNPUD and other organizations from Western Africa had to set the pace on plenaly discussion. It is from this seating that AfricaNPUD suggested on the African declaration on HCV prevention and treatment plan in Africa.

The goal was to bring together people to cover the latest advances on the epidemiology, public health, prevention, clinical management, and policy related to hepatitis C and health care for people who use drugs, with a specific focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Attendees included  people living with viral hepatitis, people who use drugs, advocates, health care providers, programme managers, harm reduction experts, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and policy-makers.