40 schools to take Copen survey 2023


FORTY random schools in the country will take the Copen survey next year.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said they will be randomly selected in the country to undertake the school health survey following widespread of the new substance (copen drug) in the country.

Togamana said the Ministry of Health will work to collect information and data on this especially the illegal use of copen at school is a bit necessary.

“The copen questionnaire is already included in the school Health survey that will be done early next year in 2023.

“The survey will be undertaken in 40 schools that will be randomly selected in the country,” he said.

Togamana adds, this school base survey will give authorities evidence on the external use of the substance so they can work on what strategies can be formed to address this matter.

He echoed the above sentiments in a parliament debate earlier on 5th December 2022.

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