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The World League will save Tuva from alcoholism


 In the Republic of Tuva will be implemented anti-alcohol program of the World League “Mind Free of Drugs”. This was announced on April 15 after the final meeting of the President of the World League Jenishbek Nazaraliev professor and head of government of the Republic of Tyva Sholban Kara-Ool.  

By order of the head of the government updated draft program should be introduced to the government no later than May 1 of this year. Responsible for implementing appointed Deputy Prime Minister Anatolii Damba-Khuuraku. At the same time instructions for the preparation of the various points received the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Tyva. 

In December 2012 the World League and the Government of the Republic of Tyva signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of drug treatment and the fight against drug abuse and alcoholism. Professor Nazaraliev agreed to develop a national anti-alcohol program for Tuva. The project, called "Save the Tuva from alcoholism. Survival. Healing. Revival "was presented to the Head of Government on April 15 in the Republic of Tuva, where Professor Nazaraliev is on a working visit.

The program of the World League contains a set of rehabilitation and preventive measures. Professor Nazaraliev considers that the treatment of patients with alcohol addiction should include medical, psychological and social work with patients. At the same time it is necessary to minimize the risk of further spread of alcoholism among the population. According to official statistics, out of 300-thousand population of Tuva suffer more than 3,000 residents are alcohol addicted. Most of them are young women. This threatens the future of the Tuvan people belonging to the category of small nations. Therefore, the fight against alcoholism has been announced as a top priority of social policy by the head of the government Sholban Kara-ool.

At the moment, drug treatment service in Tuva is in need to be modernized. Professor Nazaraliev visited Drug dispensary of the Republic of Tuva, and conducted interviews with local narcologists, therapists and psychologists. Based on interviews, from 30 participants were selected four doctors, who will take a refresher course on the basis of the Medical Center of Dr. Nazaraliev in Kyrgyzstan.

During the selection Professor Nazarliev faced the fact that the majority of health care workers in Tuva are women. However, drug and alcohol abuse is quite difficult area of ​​medicine and requires the male character. Sholban Kara-ool asked relevant agencies within a week to find a way out of this situation. In parallel with the training at the Medical Center Dr. Nazaraliev government of Tuva will create employment self-supporting communes, in which patients will undergo occupational therapy. Commune will begin their work this year. It is assumed that by 2015 about 200 patients will pass those occupational therapies. Each of them will work and will be able to find a job specialty after rehabilitation.

In addition, the World League, along with the scientists will conduct a detailed study of the causes of alcoholism of Tuvinians. In the future it will help to improve the long-term anti-alcohol program and improve its methods. Also, preventive action of the World League "Tuva against drugs"  will be held in Tuva. The event is to promote a healthy lifestyle will target school children, students and young people in general. The success of the anti-alcohol campaign will be covered by Tuvinian media.

At an extended meeting with government officials, representatives of public organizations, members of the Supreme Khural of Tuva and the clergy were offered proposals to strengthen the role of the Council of fathers and religious organizations for the spiritual support of the population and promote healthy lifestyles. Previously, Professor Nazaraliyev conveyed to the Head of government of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool an Appeal of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV to the Tuvinians. As an honorary member of the World League the Dalai Lama supported the anti-alcohol program and called Tuva to think about the future generations. His appeal will be spread in educational institutions, administrative buildings.


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