Training on community participation and social work with drug users held in Bishkek

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Bishkek, March 11 / Kabar /. Two experts from the German organisation Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe conducted the third national workshop for seventeen Kyrgyz experts on community participation and social work with people using drugs. The list of participants included representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working with drug users from Bishkek, Karakol, Osh and Jalal Abad. They discussed issues of common relevance, such as physical health of people who use drugs, infectious diseases and psychological well-being.

To improve the social work practices in dealing with people using drugs in Kyrgyzstan, participants of the workshop together with the trainers developed the training material for social workers.

CADAP 6 represents continuity of the EU policy and long-term engagement with Central Asian partners to help further strengthen their national strategies in drug and drug demand reduction policies. The programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Consortium from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

CADAP 6, with a budget of EUR 4.9 million, is implemented within the framework of strategic cooperation between the EU and Central Asia, based on the EU-Central Asia Drug Action Plan 2014-2020. During the period from 2001 to 2013, the EU allocated EUR 20.7 million for the implementation of CADAP in Central Asian countries.

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