On 1-9 August 2016 the Colombo Plan International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) with funding support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), US Department of State and in collaboration with the US Embassy and Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), Myanmar conducted the seconcycleof Training of Myanmar National Trainers (TOT) at Micasa Hotel in Yangon.
A total of 24 national trainers from Ministry of Health and Sport (MOHS) and local NGOs such as Substance Abuse Research Association (SARA), Myanmar Anti-Narcotics Association (MANA) and Yaung Chi Thit Charity clinic attended the programme. International trainers from India, Malaysia and Philippines facilitated the training, which covered the following three courses of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC): Case Management for Addiction Professionals (UTC 6) and Crisis Management for Addiction Professionals (UTC 7) and Ethics for Addiction Professionals (UTC 8).
The participants were greatly interested in the sessions and actively participated in the activities. As a part of ICCE training initiative on UTC in Myanmar, the training aimed to continue building treatment capacity in the country and facilitate establishment of the professional network among participants and their organisations. In this regard, ICCE would like to express its sincere appreciation to INL, US Department of State for funding support of ICCE initiative in Myanmar, and to the US Embassy, MOHS and CCDAC for their collaboration in the implementation of the initiative.