‘Drugs, Challenges Facing The World: The Role of The International Narcotics Control Board

Dr. Toufiq got his specialization degree in psychiatry at the Rabat Faculty of Medicine in 1992. He was granted fellowships in Psychiatry and addiction medicine in France. He opted for a sub-specialization in substance use and applied-epidemiology in 1993. He was selected as a NIDA research fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and studied there in 1994-95. He became an associate Professor in Psychiatry in 1997. He contributed to the creation of the first center for drug abuse treatment in 1999. As a professor of Psychiatry, he became the Director of the University Psychiatric Hospital in Salé in 2005. He has held the position of the Moroccan Representative at the MedNET Network of the Pompidou Group since 2006. He was appointed the Permanent Correspondent for Morocco at the Pompidou Group (the Council of Europe). He co-founded the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association. He served as an expert and consultant for many organizations such as WHO, UNODC, African Union, Council of Europe. In 2015, He was elected by the ECOSC as a member of the UN International Narcotics Control Board in Vienna for which he got reelected for a second five-year mandate in 2020. He is also on the board of the ICUDDR. He also served as the Minister of Health advisor for mental health and drug use issues in the early 2000s. He teaches at the University of Rabat Faculty of Medicine. He founded the University Diploma on Addictology at the university of Rabat. He is the current President of the International Narcotics Control Board of the United Nations.

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