MTNF Anti-Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP)
According to Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) 2018 statistic, nearly 15% of the adult population in Nigeria (around 14.3 million people) reported a “considerable level” of use of psychoactive drug substances—it is a rate much higher than the 2016 global average of 5.6% among adults.
The initiative is a behavior change intervention hinged on Awareness creation, Advocacy, Information & resources dissemination, Stakeholder engagement and Empowerment as tools to curb the prevalence of substance abuse in Nigeria. Activities at state levels included: Talks and drama in motor parks, markets, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, advocacy walk and stakeholder conference with a National Conference in partnership with NDLEA and other critical stakeholders held in Abuja.
Over 65,000 people have been impacted directly, while over 13.5 million people reached through media platforms (ASAP microsite, TVC, Print media, Social/digital media, and Radio). This program is aligned with SDG 3-Good Health & Well-Being.
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