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approach on harm reduction mooted in M’laya
Published on 11 Dec. 2009 12:08 AM IST
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A state specific meeting on harm reduction for the state of Meghalaya was organised by North East India Harm Reduction Network (NEIHRN) today at the conference hall of the United Nations Office for Drug Control, UNODC office located at Sympli Building, Dhankheti, Shillong. Altogether 21 participants from various government and non-governmental organisation working in the field of HIV/AIDS and drug use in Meghalaya participated the meeting. The meeting resolved to initiate a holistic approach with regard to harm reduction activities in the state of Meghalaya and pointed out that the state being a hub for educational institution for the region, harm reduction intervention programmes for young people and students was a must. It also resolved to address the issues regarding the discontinuation of certain Targetted Intervention (TI) services in the state and identified as a crisis situation. No study or research on harm reduction has ever been conducted in the state and hence the meeting resolved to conduct a baseline survey and have a strategic planning with consultation with Meghalaya State AIDS Control Society (MSACS). The meeting also resolved to have Faith Based Organisation (FBOs) on board the network and involve in future implementation of programme, and in conducting need assessment and measure its effectiveness.

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