Boost policies to address drug abuse among women: UN body

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Despite eradication and education efforts, drug use, especially heroin, remains rampant in parts of Myanmar. Photo: IRIN

Governments are being urged to provide more funding to prevent and treat drug abuse among women.

The appeal has been made by the International Narcotics Board (INCB) which is also calling for more gender-sensitive drug policies and programmes, as well as better access to health care for drug-dependent women.

INCB has released its latest annual report which the organization says comes at a time when countries are reporting "a disproportionate increase" in drug overdoses among women.

Dianne Penn asked INCB President Werner Sipp about some of the findings.

Duration: 4'53"

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