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‘Health for justice, justice for health’: International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking will be observed on June 26 across the world. The day is observed to raise awareness against global drug use, the United Nations first observed it on June 26, 1989. The 2019 theme for the day is ‘health for justice, justice for health’. The 2017 World Drug Report released by UNOC displayed that about a quarter of a billion people (5.3% of the global adult population) used drugs at least once in 2015. Around 29.5 million people were suffering from drug use disorders worldwide in 2015.

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