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Campaign Dedicated to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Conducted in Dushanbe

On June 26, 2015, Civil Society Organization “Spin Plus”, through the support of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan,  Central Asian Union of People Living with HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Tajikistan, communities and other local and international partners organized the campaign dedicated to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The event, which took place in the courtyard of Dushanbe City Health Centre № 4 has brought together around 150 representatives from Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, Networks of people living with HIV, Civil Society Organizations, International organization, youth, volunteers and all those, who are concerned about drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in society.
Dr Jafarov Navruz, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan has mentioned “Today is an important day for focusing on the threat of trafficking and use of illicit drugs and it consequences, especially on increasing the risk of HIV transmission. Our efforts to promote development and fight drugs and crime and prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission will be more effective if they are rooted in partnerships with the young, civil society, governments and the international community. Working together, we can save lives”.
It should be noted that in honor of this day, through the initiative of CSO “Spin Plus” and through the support of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population the Republic of Tajikistan the memorial "Red Ribbon” was installed in the territory of City Health Centre № 4.
«Today we connected two important events in one- International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day. We should know that people, who use drugs today, are more at risk of HIV infection and death caused by AIDS. These people are our brothers and sisters and we need to support them, because only together we can stand against these problems», has mentioned Pulod Jamolov - head of CSO “Spin Plus”.
By the end of the event information education communication materials on drug prevention, addiction treatment and HIV/AIDS disseminated among participants.
For more information, contact: Ulugbek Aminov, UNAIDS Country Manager at: AminovU@unaids.org or Bakhtiyor Mirzoev, Advocacy and Communication Officer, UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV in Tajikistan at: bakhtiyor.mirzoev@undp.org.

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