‘Priorities for addressing substance use disorder in humanitarian settings’

Anja Busse, Programme Officer at the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) of the UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch, coordinates UNODC’s global projects on drug use disorder treatment and care. This includes providing technical assistance to Member States and developing and disseminating technical guidance documents. Anja has contributed to critical tools such as the UNODC- WHO International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (2020), and she is currently working with her UNHCR and WHO colleagues on a handbook to address substance use in humanitarian settings and related training materials. Additionally, Anja is a Psychology graduate (University of Berlin, Germany) with a Master’s in public health (Medical School Hanover, Germany).

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