Childhoods 2005 Oslo

Interview with Alan John Flisher

Alan John Flisher is Professor and Head of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town and Red Cross Hospital South Africa. He is being interviewed by S. Bastien from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

They discuss lifestyle, health and risk behaviour.

Professor Flisher reflects upon the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology of drug use and sexual behaviour in Africa; exploring the reasons for such behaviour, the applicability of theoretical models developed in high-income countries in Africa, and some lessons extracted from current intervention efforts. Professor Flisher also poses some challenges in mounting appropriate responses to the issues of drug use and unsafe sexual behaviour of children and youth in Africa.

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