Maldives: Regional workshop on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST)

September 7, 2011 - September 9, 2011

The World Bank, in collaboration with UNODC, is organising a regional workshop on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) at the Paradise Island in Maldives from 7th to 9th September 2011.  Six countries of the region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan, will participate in the workshop. The workshop aims to:

  • Identify critical factors that contribute to effective and sustainable OST programs
  • Highlight the importance of design, impact evaluation and commitment to increase and improve monitoring & evaluation of OST programs
  • Increase country commitment to scale up best practices to raise the coverage of OST as an integral component of comprehensive harm reduction