Co-Financing Agreement Signed: Project on reduction of Drug Dependence In Herzegovina-Neretva CantonMar 3, 2017
Nevenko Herceg, the Prime Minister of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC), and Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, UNDP B&H Deputy Resident Representative, have signed a Co-financing Agreement as a part of the project “Sustainable response to reduce dependency in Bosnia and Herzegovina” with the goal to proportionally increase activities on reduction of harm caused by the disease of dependency of intravenous drug users and replacement therapy in treatment of opiate dependency in HNC.
Based on the Agreement signed, the Government of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton will secure BAM 125,000 for the project implementation, while UNDP will enable uninterrupted supply for approximately 200 patients in HNC, and conduct drug prevention programs. It was pointed out that, with this cooperation between the HNC Government and UNDP in procurement of the necessary therapy for treatment of drug dependency, significant savings will be achieved, more precisely, procurement of the necessary medication will be more favorable by 50%.
The Project, implemented by the Centre for prevention and outpatient drug dependency treatment Mostar, non-governmental organizations in HNC and UNDP, is the continuation of a successful 10 year-long Program, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which ended last year.
Prime Minister Herceg and Deputy Resident Representative Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov used the opportunity to talk about other projects UNDP is implementing in various areas of HNC, whose total value amounts to BAM 6 million.