Drug Policy for the Future

Dr, Wadih Maalof

Dr. Wadih Maalouf is a Public Health Professional from Lebanon with a Ph.D. in Mental Health and Drug Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He joined UNODC first in Cairo in 2006, supporting health responses to drugs in the Middle East and North Africa region. As of 2010, he coordinates a global program on prevention of drug use, HIV and violence from UNODC HQ in Vienna. In this role, he disseminates the UNODC WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, avails technical assistance on development, piloting and effectiveness assessment of family skills and life and social skills programs and supports several interagency initiatives such as the INSPIRE to end violence against children and Helping Adolescents Thrive (HAT) to promote and prevent mental health.