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IRCS, Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters sign new MOU

TEHRAN, 17 November 2020 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent and Iran’s Drug ‎Control Headquarters signed a new memorandum of understanding with the ‎aim of making maximum use of the executive capacity for primary prevention ‎of addiction in the country for two years.‎

This MoU was signed between Dr Karim Hemmati, President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and Dr Eskandar Momeni, Secretary-General of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters in Tehran on 27 November.

“We need to help addicts return to their normal lives, and the Red Crescent youth because of their age and resemblance to the youth who have suffered from the scourge of addiction can help bring these people back to the society,” said IRCS president.

Furthermore, Secretary-General of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters, said:“Today is a great day because we are signing a memorandum of understanding with a Society that has a national and international nature to reduce the great social harms of addiction.”

According this MoU, the two sides are committed to hold joint basic addiction prevention training courses, collaborate to increase public awareness by making maximum use of cyberspace and social networks in the primary prevention of addiction, and collaborate to organize innovative events (startups) with a focus on addiction prevention, etc.

In 2014, Iranian Red Crescent and Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters signed an MOU using Red Crescent capabilities to realize socialization policies of the fight against drugs and psychotropic substances through implementation of plans for the prevention of social harms and addiction, and life skills training.