The newly-elected Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BiH) Steliana Nedera visited today the Center for Prevention and Out-patient Drug Addiction Treatment in Mostar.
As part of the visit to the institutions with which UNDP BiH cooperates in Mostar, Resident Representative, accompanied by Božena Katlak Bohm, Head of the Mostar UNDP office, learned about the activities of the Center and its engagement in the problem of drug addiction in Mostar and the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, but also got informed about the challenges with patients’ addiction to new psychoactive substances.
The center has participated for the last 13 years in several projects together with UNDP, and the last one was the Sustainable Response for Reducing Drug Dependence (RDD) in place for three years now.
Thanks to the cooperation with UNDP and the understanding of the cantonal government, the purchase of medicine for all patients of the Center has been secured, the same as for the patients in Sarajevo and Zenica.
The Resident Representative pointed out that UNDP is preparing a new 5-year plan that will include and improve successful community-assisted programs, but also have an impact on the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The UNDP Report for 2018 indicates a major shift forward in the achievement of sustainable development goals, and it is, therefore, important to obtain latest and relevant information from the field.