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National policymakers and key stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan expand their knowledge of quality assurance system related to drug use disorders through UNODC training

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia organized a national training on "Quality Assurance of Drug Use Disorder Treatment Systems" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 28 to 30 November 2022. This capacity-building exercise was carried out within the framework of UNODC's global project GLOJ71 "Treatment of Drug Dependence and Its Health Consequences: Treatnet" in collaboration with Subprogramme 3: Addressing Drug Problems, Strengthening Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS Prevention of the UNODC Central Asia Programme

National policymakers and key stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan enhance their knowledge on drug use disorder system Quality Assurance through UNODC training

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA) conducted a National Training “UNODC Drug Use Disorder Treatment Systems Quality Assurance (QA)” which took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 28-30 November 2022. This capacity building exercise was conducted in the framework of the UNODC global project GLOJ71 “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II” in collaboration with Sub-programme 3: Addressing drug problems, increasing treatment of drug use disorders, and preventing HIV/AIDS” of the UNODC

Further enhancing the implementation of quality standards in drug demand reduction across Europe

Project update QUALITY CHAMPIONS EVENTS - PALMA DE MALLORCA, 5TH-6TH MAY, 2022 This event, offered in a hybrid format, was attended by 68 participants –53 in person and 15 online—who presented and discussed initiatives on prevention, treatment and social re- integration, and harm reduction; and participated in working group discussions on transferability of the inspiring practices presented and the needs for successful implementation. Pre- sentations made are available at the Quality Champions Event Section of

Another Milestone for Kenya: Launch of the National Standard on Management of Persons with Substance Use Disorders

According to the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (2020), the use of psychoactive drugs or narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without medical supervision is associated with significant health risks. Backing this up the World Drug Report 2022 indicates that around 284 million people aged 15-64 used drugs worldwide in 2022, a 26 percent increase over the previous decade. Unfortunately, this translates to an accelerated impact on public health, drug use disorders

Introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment discussed in Kazakhstan

On April 15, 2022, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia in collaboration with the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health held a “National Round Table Discussion on the application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders’ diagnostics and treatment. The event conducted in a hybrid(offline, online ZOOM) mode was attended by senior specialists from the Ministries of Health and Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the WHO Country Office

Introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment discussed in Tajikistan

On 8 April 2022 UNODC conducted a national round table meeting on the introduction of new methods and tools for drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event brought together some 20 experts from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan (MHSPP); state agencies: Republican Clinical Drug Addiction Center under MHSPP, National Drug Addiction Monitoring and Prevention Center under MHSPP, National Center for AIDS Prevention

National Round Table Discussion on application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders diagnostics and treatment in Uzbekistan

On 25 March 2022 the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a National Round Table Discussion on application of new methods and tools of drug use disorders’ diagnostics and treatment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The meeting was attended by the officials of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and specialists of the drug treatment system, as well as representatives of other stakeholders that are involved in the process of organizing the treatment