Training on medically-assisted therapy conducted in Kenya


Training on medically-assisted therapy conducted in Kenya

22 May 2014

On April 28-30, UNODC Kenya in collaboration with Ministry of Health and KANCO convened training at Serena hotel coast region in Mombasa. A total of 45 CSOs representatives attended: NOSET, SAPTA, MEWA, RCT, OMARI project, BOMU clinic, Teens watch and MDM. The training was facilitated by facilitators from NASCOP, UNODC, GOK Mathare mental clinic and KANCO.

The aim of this forum was to provide basic orientation on medically assisted therapy (MAT) and develop common understanding on key messages plus expected role and responsibilities for CSO service providers in partnership building and support for opiate users along the pathway to recovery. The training focused on the following objectives: to provide clear guidance on use of medications for, opioid agonist maintenance treatment (OAMT), prevention and management of opioid overdose, management of withdrawal and relapse prevention among persons dependent on opioids and to defines basic concepts of drug dependence and opioids, recommended procedures and minimum standards for good practices in MAT service delivery for different settings.

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