Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB

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Lochan Naidoo. INCB@PHOTO

The world's drug problem can be solved by reducing the demand for drugs, or focusing on drug abuse prevention, according to Dr. Lochan Naidoo, of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

One dollar invested in prevention can save ten dollars in later costs, he noted.

The INCB is an independent, quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions.

Dr. Naidoo, who was recently elected President of the INCB, said that countries were not implementing the conventions in a balanced manner.

He said that reducing the demand for drugs was more cost effective in today's difficult financial climate.

Dr. Naidoo began by explaining to May Yaacoub link between health and economic development.

Duration: 4’51″

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