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UNGASS: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (6th plenary meeting)

General debate [item 7] (continued) The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  Nepal – Established national coordination committee for drug abuse control with separate district level committees in the country. Doing our best to address drug problems. Look to international community for enhanced cooperation, including in coordination with …

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Side Event: Striving for Equity in the Treatment of Pain

Dr Zipporah Ali: In Kenya, advocacy is changing the policy landscape. Continuous meetings with ministry of health have helped to achieve this. The national authority for the campaign of drug abuse, invited us to take part in a workshop. Eventually, the narcotic drugs psychotropic control act 1994 was amended, following progressive policy proposals. This is …

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Side Event: Resolving the Global Crisis of Untreated Pain by Improving Access to Controlled Medicines within the Framework of the SDGs

Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO: Emphasize that access to essential medicines is a fundamental pillar. Not nearly enough focus has been paid to access to essential medicines. One of the most important medicines, morphine, is emblematic of the fight to ensure access of medicines. Considered the gold standard for pain relief, yet more than 5 billion people …

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