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PostSubject: Replacement therapy requires the attention of the state   Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:33 pm

December 14 | 15:10 Health

Author: Lina Gorecheva
Replacement therapy requires the attention of the state - expert
Replacement therapy requires the attention of the state - expert

KIEV. On December 14. UNN. Public authorities should establish funding for the implementation of substitution therapy. Such an opinion in an exclusive comment UNN stated Head of the Supervisory Board farmgrupy "Health" Gennady cornet.



"Until the end of the year program for the addicted patients carried out by the Global Fund money. Since 2012 Ukraine has committed itself to fund these programs," - said the expert.

According to him, replacement therapy is a social program that requires the attention of the state.

"The state should take over this function. It is a social program. It is the health of citizens, so - it's only public financing," - says Gennady cornet.

He also expressed his willingness to partner with government in this program.

As reported by UNN , associate director for treatment of the International Alliance on HIV / AIDS in Ukraine Sergey Filipovich said that today in Ukraine operates 134 facilities providing services for replacement therapy . "The number of institutions identified by the Ministry of Health. Not yet joined. But there are already 134, soon to be 135, which already provide a service for replacement therapy," - said the expert. According to him, Ukraine is increasing the effectiveness of substitution therapy, are actively concerned agencies.

"Eating these are different. In addition to drug treatment clinics, where the majority is anti-establishment ... By order of the Ministry of Health, 14 of them are already working, that is, provide patients with replacement therapy. There are also a number of AIDS centers providing substitution therapy" - said the expert .

Reference: Substitution treatment (ST), or substitution maintenance therapy (SMT) - a type of opioid dependence, which uses the opiate agonists - substances that are similar to heroin and morphine effects on the human brain, which helps prevent the development of withdrawal symptoms and block the craving for illicit opioids.

Source: UNN http://www.unn.com.ua/ru/exclusive/555676-zamestitelnaya-terapiya-trebuet-vnimaniya-so-storony-gosudarstva---ekspert/
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