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The South Africa International Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) is an initiative funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), US Department of State, through the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme. It forms part of the programmes of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

The ITTC is located within the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. The Director of the ITTC, Dr Goodman Sibeko, is the Head of the Department’s Division of Addiction Psychiatry. As an extension of existing relationships with National and Provincial Departments of Social Development and Health and the Central Drug Authority the ITTC is positioned to support the implementation of policy and interventions geared towards drug demand reduction in the country, in line with the National Drug Masterplan and other related legislation. Through additional collaborations with international bodies such the African Union, Colombo Plan DAP, and the US Department of State, and with the support of a robust and varied National Advisory Board, the ITTC is engaged in efforts to extend this assistance to the Southern African Region and beyond.

The ITTC aims to:

  1. Support the development of national and regional drug and alcohol policies that promote the implementation of evidence-based best practices for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services in South Africa;
  2. Expand the uptake of evidence-based best practices for substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services including related health conditions in South Africa and beyond through the provision of training and technical assistance
  3. Assess and remove barriers to evidence-based best practices for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services in South Africa.

CONTACT US

Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town Neuroscience Centre
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

+27214403287
ittc@uct.ac.za
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COUNTRY / REGION SERVED

South Africa