Turkmen delegation participates in CADAP regional seminar
Under the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), regional training seminar dedicated to prevention aspect was held in Issyk-Kul. Journalists and representatives of the news agencies of the Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, took part in the meeting. Turkmen delegation included the personnel of Information Service of the Ministry of Public Health and Medical Industry, Youth Organization, journalist “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper and CADAP National coordinator.
Representatives of European Union Janus Seroslavskiy and David Kravcik introduced actual strategy of spreading the information for different groups of specialists and public. The seminar became the ground for useful sharing of the practices in combat of drug addiction.
Preventative measures in Turkmenistan, first of all in youth environment, are considerable part of multi aspect work, which involves the activities of public health and education departments, public organizations, mass media as well as the elders together with law enforcement agencies.
Informational support is provided by the press services of the relative ministries and departments. Booklets, memos, social advertisement videos, TV and radio show are produced and capabilities of printing media are widely used for targeted groups. For popularization of the healthy life style and prevention of drug addiction as well as other health harmful habits, public organization hold regular educational, public and cultural actions aimed, first of all, on the youth.
Turkmenistan joined main international conventions, which are aimed at prevention of drugs spreading in the region and the world and actively cooperates with all interested international organizations. Coordination of joint efforts of the central Asian countries in drug control is promoted by CADAP financed by the European Union and the Federal Ministry of Economic Development of Germany and implemented by the Consortium of member states of the EU through the mediation of German Society for International Cooperation.
The programme started in 2001 and entered the 6th phase in 2015. Its main purpose is to consolidate the potential of the Central Asia in counteracting the drugs spreading. CADAP – 6 includes four main components – the development of national programme for drugs control, analysis of the situation and establishment of national monitoring centre, prevention and treatment of drug addicted.
The targets of the CADAP meets the strategy and national action plans implemented in Turkmenistan in this sphere as well as priority aspect of the state policy – the care of the wellbeing of the citizens and upbringing of physically and morally developed young generation.