Al Jazeera Examines Program Helping Pakistan's Drug Users
January 12, 2010
Al Jazeera examines efforts to mitigate the drug problem in Pakistan, home to an estimated five million drug users. The article details a program that provides counseling and clean needles to drug users to help reduce the spread of HIV and teaches recovering drug users farming skills. According to the news service, the program, which receives funding from state and international donors, targets 22,000 drug users in the country (Fisher, 1/11).
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