Over the past four months, phrases such as “sweet, sweet codeine” and “end tramadol abuse now” have become very popular in Ghana and Nigeria. These terms emanated from a title of a documentary on codeine abuse in Nigeria produced by BBC – Africa’s Eye, and a campaign launched by the GHOne after a series of documentaries on tramadol abuse in the country. These documentaries have played a significant role in shaping public discourse on substance abuse.
WACSeries are analytical periodic write-ups on topical themes and issues relevant to West Africa. These write-ups provide experts, researchers, and practitioners a space to reflect, analyse and posit views and recommendations on emerging issues and debates. The WACSeries Opeds are more thought-provoking and intellectual engaging write-ups that provide critical reflections and analysis of issues relevant to civil society development effectiveness.
Objectives of WACSERIES
- To raise awareness on key issues in West Africa;
- To generate debates and discussions on these issues;
- To proffer recommendations on civil society involvement in advocacy;
- To provide recommendations to policymakers.
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