South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU)

SACENDU was established in 1996 by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Durban- Westville with funding from the World Health Organization. SACENDU is a network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers from all areas of South Africa. Members of SACENDU meet every six months to provide community-level public health surveillance of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use trends and associated consequences through the presentation and discussion of quantitative and qualitative research data. Through this initiative, SACENDU provides descriptive information on the nature and pattern of ATOD use, emerging trends, risk factors associated with ATOD use, characteristics of vulnerable populations, and consequences of ATOD use in South Africa.


Next Regional SACENDU meetings
  • Limpopo: 26th February
  • Mpumalanga” 27th February
  • Cape Town: 16th April
  • Pretoria: 21st April
  • Durban: 22nd April
  • Port Elizabeth 23rd April
SACENDU updates
SACENDU briefs
SACENDU - full reports
Phase 48: Presentations

Gauteng and Northern Region

Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu Natal

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