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New Regional Adviser on Substance Abuse of the Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization has just appointed Luis Alfonzo B. as Regional Advisor on Substance Abuse. He is a psychiatrist and specialist in addictions and public health. He was born in Venezuela, where he was Head of the National Program on Alcohol and Drugs (1992-1999), National Coordinator of Mental Health (1999-2003), Adviser with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Drug Commission, and professor of psychiatry, public health and juvenile law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Between 2006 and 2011, he worked as Specialist at the Drug Demand Reduction Office of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD/OAS) in Washington D.C.

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