A Monitor Report
01 Aug, 2017  |
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Minister for Home Affairs, handing over the prize to Iqbal Masud, Head of DAM health sector, at a ceremony held at in the city marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has won the first prize for its outstanding contributions in the field of drug prevention. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Minister for Home Affairs, handed over the prize to Iqbal Masud, Head of DAM health sector, at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on July 26 marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The programme was attended by Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Secretary, Security Service Department, Ministry of Home Affairs and Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder, Member of the Board, Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) as special guests. Dr Arup Ratan Choudhury, Member of the Board, DNC was present as special guest while Md. Zamal Uddin Ahmed, Director General, DNC presided.
DAM has been implementing its anti-drug activities since 1990 and providing evidence-based drug treatment service to drug users since 2004. Ahsania Mission Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres have been providing drug prevention and treatment information to drug addicts and their families.
DAM is also implementing drug prevention and behaviour change communication (BCC) activities through recovery get-together, school-based programmes, meetings, seminars, rallies, human chains, press conferences, family meetings; developing and distributing drug prevention and BCC materials; conducting campaign in print and electronic media and keeping the future generation free from drugs.
DAM is currently operating two drug treatment and rehabilitation centres in Gazipur and Jessore for male drug users and one in Dhaka for female drug users.