A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
After facing heavy criticism for the conditions inside its drug-rehabilitation centres, the Ministry of Health has said it will begin offering an alternative community-based approach at health centres nationwide by 2015.
Community-based treatment refers to a specific integrated model of treatment for people affected by drug use and dependence in the community which provides a continuum of care from outreach and low threshold services.
The National Human Rights Commission plans to pursue a crimes against humanity case against ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra in connection with his government's war on drugs 11 years ago, in which more than 2,500 drug suspects were killed.
This report presents the key findings and recommendation of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its impact on acess to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key populations.