Workshop: “Enhancing partnership between Law Enforcement Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in the context of Drug use and HIV in Vietnam”
Senior Colonel, Dr. Tran Minh Chat, Vice President of the PPA spoke at the Workshop

The Workshop was organized with three main objectives: first, to help law enforcement officials to understand more about harm reduction services and be aware of how the law enforcement practices can influence to the access of drugs users to harm reduction services; second, to improve the capacity of the civil society organizations to ensure greater access of drug users to harm reduction services; three, to create space for the Law Enforcement Agencies and Social Civil Organizations to share the common issues and ideas to enhance long-term cooperation in the future.


Representatives discussed at the Workshop 

Speaking at the Workshop, Senior Colonel, Dr. Tran Minh Chat, Vice President of the PPA emphasized the complexity of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the threat to life, health and future of the human race, directly impacts to the sustainable development of the countries. Under this circumstance, the countries all over the world and the organizations of UN, namely UNODC have tried to fight against the expanding of the HIV/AIDS. In that spirit, this workshop is a very useful scientific forum to raise awareness of the role of law enforcement agencies and the civil society in preventing the spread of HIV.

Cong Phuong

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