KH-Arrazi Trainings 2007-2012



2007 - 2012

Training Title

Outlines and Sessions

Contact person

Outreach and proximity approach

  • Harm Reduction for hard to reach drug users: definition and rationality
  • Intravenous injection practices and risk of HIV infection and HCV
  • Design of prevention messages
  • Modalities of the mobile team and harm reduction Centre
  • Information system and database
  • Field visit: Tangier


  • Director: Professor Jallal Toufiq:

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Advocacy workshop Harm Reduction as a Public Health Approach

  • Situation of drug use in Morocco
  • Drug use and linkages with HIV / AIDS
  • Overview: Effects of Drugs
  • Harm Reduction: Fundamentals
  • Program Overview and strategic National plan against HIV/AIDS
  • Presentation of the National Strategy of Harm Reduction
  • Presentation of the experience of France
  • Presentation of MDM system
  • Presentation of advocacy actions (Subutex)
  • Designing prevention messages

Opioid substitution therapy

  • Launch of the methadone maintenance therapy in Morocco
  • Fundamental principles of harm reduction
  • OST: Paradigm shift in care
  • Biological mechanisms of addiction
  • Assumptions of addiction pharmacotherapy
  • Substitution treatment for Opiates
  • OST: Practices
  • Solving Common Problems
  • OST: clinical case
  • Determinants of the effectiveness of OST
  • Rapid Assessment and Response
  • Implementing a methadone program
  • Explain OST to the patients
  • How to evaluate OST?

Development and Management of Harm Reduction Programs

  • Epidemiology: Situation of drug use in North Africa, history of drug use, the definition of a drug, connection between drug use and HIV / AIDS.
  • Harm reduction: Fundamentals.
  • Harm Reduction Interventions: Develop a program of outreach and syringe distribution.
  • Harm Reduction Interventions: Addiction Treatment.
  • Harm reduction Interventions in prisons
  • Involvement of IDUs in harm reduction programs.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Harm reduction programs
  • Writing a Project Brief

Training of trainers on outreach

  • Harm Reduction for hard to reach drug users : definition and rationality
    • Intravenous injection practices and risk of HIV infection and HCV.
    • Prevention messages
    • Peer Education: Behaviour Change
    • Behaviour Change
    • Training techniques/communication

HR fundamentals : informational seminar for policy makers

  • Situation of Drug Use in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
  • Presentation of the Moroccan experience in harm reduction.
  • Harm Reduction: Fundamentals
  • The French experience: barriers and opportunities; public debate.
  • Offering services in harm reduction.
  • French and international results: issues and debates.
  • New intervention strategies: community health, counseling, street team (outreach).
  • The construction of an intervention strategy
  • Field visit: Tangier

Information Seminar for Media

  • Situation of Drug Use in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
  • Harm reduction: Fundamentals
  • Offering services in harm reduction

Outreach and proximity training aiming at highly marginalized drug users and social exclusion

  • Situation of Drug Use in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria
  • Approaches for proximity to highly marginalized populations
  • Experiences of AIDS Paroles and mission Rave of Médecins du Monde
  • Difficulty approaching a population of stakeholders on a health issue
  • Definitions and theoretical references: health, community health, harm reduction
  • Harm Reduction tools and outreach

Setting targets for universal access of IDUs to prevention, treatment and care for HIV / AIDS

  • Components of harm reduction (package of interventions)
  • Framework for the selection of indicators
  • Sources of data for setting targets and monitoring and evaluation

Harm reduction advocacy with media

  • Situation of drug use in North Africa - Links of Drug use and HIV / AIDS.
  • Harm reduction: history and principles.
  • Harm reduction: the services and the role of media

Health in prisons and Harm Reduction approach

  • Background: health characteristics of the prison environment
    • Care and treatment of prisoners in the MENA region
    • Definition and concept of harm reduction
    • How to reduce harm practices in prisons: OST, distribution of condoms, needles and syringes program, IEC and VCT, treatment of TB
    • Harm reduction in prison: what are the minimum services? ARVs and IEC
    • Axis of advocacy for harm reduction in prisons

Training in opioid substitution therapy

  • Presentation of opiate effects on the body, Consequences and risks of the use (HIV, hepatitis, overdose) Dependence and addiction assessment.
  • Introduction to OST: History and overview
  • Discussion of public health and social development. Political vision and consensus conferences.
  • Mode of action and positive impact of the OST.
  • epidemiology: different national surveys monitoring - Europe and North Africa
  • The OST in the world - Example of France and Iran, Morocco Pilot Program.
  • Implementation of an OST program.
  • OST and specific Populations

Training on the implementation and management of needles and syringes programs (NSP)

  • Harm Reduction: Key Elements
  • The approach to harm reduction and its various applications
  • Actions of proximity
  • Reducing the risks of injections
  • The harm reduction in practices

Training of trainers in street work and outreach approach

  • Harm reduction and outreach with the population of injecting drug users
  • Injection at low risk
  • Other modes of consumption
  • Prevention messages
  • The self-help approach
  • The HR approach: difficulties and obstacles
  • sexuality, stigma and discrimination
  • Substitution program with women who use drugs
  • Outreach and gender approach

Advocacy workshop on HR for decision makers

  • General notions on Harm Reduction related to injecting drug use
  • HR and human rights
  • Advocacy techniques
  • Advocacy Area

Advocacy workshop with media professionals

  • Harm Reduction: History and principles
  • HR situation in the region
  • Harm Reduction & the media

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