Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Regional Training of Trainers on Management of Drug Treatment Services 

8-11 November, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic


A four day regional training of trainers (ToT) on management of drug treatment services (Treatnet Volume D) was held from 8 to 11 November 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Nineteen drug treatment managers from the eight Regional programme countries - Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan  - took part in the training session.  The event was supported by the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries within the framework of Sub-Programme 3 - "Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence among Vulnerable Groups". 

UNODC's strategy on the treatment of drug dependence is to promote and to support evidence-based and ethical treatment policies worldwide. The UNODC TreatNet programme, promotes diversified, effective and quality drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation services, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Four volumes of the TreatNet Training Package are aimed at increasing  the level of knowledge and skills on substance abuse around the world.

The regional ToT enhances the capacity of the participants in the area of management of drug treatment services in delivering quality drug treatment and rehabilitation services. It is designed for operational managers, clinical supervisors and other senior staff with leadership roles in addiction services. 

This ToT was undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Republican Drug Treatment Centre of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The ToT was supported by the generous contribution of the government of Finland.