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Participants in a new rural cooperative medical programme in Yunnan province can receive partial reimbursement of their costs for methadone, as part of efforts to boost public health and social security.
While the insurgency steals the headlines, a separate and growing problem remains "under the radar" in Thailand's South; the number of injecting drug users (IDU) is on the rise and their rights and quality of life are being eroded.
As ASEAN’s Senior Officials on Drug Matters prepare to conduct the final assessment of the ASEAN Work Plan on drugs the intention of this paper is to provide comments on that process from a civil society perspective.
The aspiration of a drug free ASEAN in 2015 is not realistic and the policy goals and resources should be redirected towards a harm reduction strategy for managing – instead of eliminating – the illicit drug market in the least harmful way.
This evaluation looks at barriers in relation to human resources, implementation and programme management of MMT and identified how far the materials and methods of the programme can improve patients’ life quality.