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Green Crescent Turkey holds International Symposium on Drug policy and Public Health


The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health was held in Istanbul on September 29th – October 1st, 2014. The Symposium was organized by the Turkish Green Crescent Society and has been supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the Turkish Ministry of Health, the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Turkish Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction TUBIM.

The President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and 5 honorable ministers from Turkey have honored the symposium as well as many national and international heads of organizations and institutions.

The Turkish Green Crescent Society invited FIMA Addiction Working Group Members and representatives of the Country Green Crescents within FIMA to the Symposium. 6 Representatives of the Addiction Working Group from Federation of Islamic Medical Association (FIMA) member countries, and Country Green Crescent representatives from 20 countries participated in the Symposium.           

· 85 speakers and chairs from different countries.

· 8 focal points of Council of Europe, Pompidou Group from European Region.

· 15 focal points of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries by favour of the Statistics, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

· Experts, university students, teachers, psychologists, Green Crescent branches and representatives from Turkey and totally 1270 participants from 65 countries took part in the symposium.



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