GIS – 18 November 2016: A Strategic Plan on the prevention of substance abuse amongst children is under preparation by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.
In this context, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Aurore Perraud, chaired a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on 16 November 2016 at the Municipality of Port Louis.
The objective was to provide a platform to NGOs to voice out their concerns on drug abuse amongst children, share experiences and make proposals to remedy the situation.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister stated that it was high time to conduct a scientific study on drug consumption amongst children in Mauritius, especially on the use of new psychoactive substances. A workshop to discuss the proposals submitted by the NGOs will be organised shortly in view of the finalisation of the strategic plan.
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