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Issue 2 | November 2 2010
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promotes drug dependence treatment over incarceration in Cambodia

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 1 November 2010 - From 26 to 28 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Cambodia upon the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

During his visit, Mr. Ban held official talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and His Excellency King Norodom Sihamoni. He also visited Cambodia's first methadone maintenance clinic, at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The clinic is part of a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health of Cambodia, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society. The initiative is supported by the HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Programme which is funded by the Australian Government and the Global Fund for Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. [Read more]

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