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Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

The WHO reports on this groundbreaking case in harm reduction, which is still quite rare on the African continent.

“In recent years, Dar es Salaam has seen an increase in illicit drug use, particularly heroin, as the large port city has become a pit stop for smugglers en route from Afghanistan to Europe and the rest of Africa. The heroin sold is poor quality but is cheaply available, with one dose costing as little as 1 US dollar.”

Source: http://www.who.int/features/2016/methadone-programme-tanzania/en/

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