Townsend, Ditch

Drugs, AIDS, and PLA in Myanmar/Burma

This paper explores the use of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) amongst drug users in northern Myanmar/Burma. This is an extremely disabling environment in which there is little capacity to develop a multifaceted approach. The prevailing intervention paradigms are summarised as: demand reduction, supply reduction, harm reduction, drug user treatment, and a new paradigm of participatory development.