EU experts trained medical staff of penitentiary institutions in Kazakhstan in treatment services for drug dependent inmates

Two German experts conducted a two-day training workshop for fourteen national medical workers from the Committee of the Criminal and Executive System of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the System’s departments from different districts of Kazakhstan).

The training focused on the international standards of medical ethics and human rights in prisons. The trainers presented various topics, such as new psychoactive substances, drug dependency, as well as opioid substitution therapy, and needle and syringe exchange programmes in prisons. They also reviewed the human rights approach and prevention of HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis in prisons.

A working group of 10-15 experts in the field of substance abuse and social work will participate in the CADAP trainings during the period from 2016-2017. These trainings will be conducted in Central Asian countries to improve the quality standards of medical services rendered for problem drug users. At the end of trainings, participants will receive certificates from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

The Central Asia Drug Action Programme (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 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Altyngul Turalieva, CADAP 6 National Coordinator in Kazakhstan, by phone (+7 701) 940 74 78, or e-mail: [email protected]

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