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What is Harm Reduction for PWUD - HA-REACT Brochure

What is Harm Reduction for people who use drugs?

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European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction, HA-REACT

This brochure explains what harm reduction is consisting of and how it benefits to people who use drugs, as well as their families and communities. 

Harm reduction acknowledges that people should not need to stop using drugs to receive help. Research shows that harm reduction decreases...

Tags: Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Global, Care and support, Harm reduction
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A survey on collaborative TB/HIV activities in countries of the WHO European Region

A survey on collaborative TB/HIV activities in countries of the WHO European Region

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Wolfheze working group on collaborative TB/HIV activities

Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV cause significant suffering in Europe. It is estimated that 27 000 patients have both diseases. The distribution of co-infected patients is heterogeneous in Europe. Collaborative activities are needed to take best care of those with TB/HIV co-infection.

This...

Tags: Health care professionals, Policy makers, WHO European region, Co-infections, Monitoring and Evaluation, Tubercolosis
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web pic Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings. A Practical Guide

Przewodnik po Terapii Substytucyjnej w Jednostkach Penetencyarnych - Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings. A Practical Guide

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A. Kastelic, J. Pont and H.Stӧver

The "Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings. A Practical Guide” by A. Kastelic, J. Pont, H.Stӧver was translated into Polish and adopted to the Polish conditions during the workshop in November 2017. The Polish edition of the material has been enriched with: 

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Tags: Health care professionals, People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, WHO European region, Harm reduction
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Global Tuberculosis Report 2018

Global tuberculosis report 2018

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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, Global, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Tubercolosis
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My 1st 48 hours - Naloxone-on-Release: Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings

"My first 48 hours out" - Naloxone-on-Release: Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings

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Kirsten Horsburgh, Scottish Drugs Forum
Tags: Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Global, WHO European region, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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TRAINING MANUAL ON HIV AND HCV RAPID TESTING IN LOW-THRESHOLD SETTINGS FOR PWUD

TRAINING MANUAL ON HIV AND HCV RAPID TESTING IN LOW-THRESHOLD SETTINGS FOR PWUD

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Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)

This training manual was developed within the EU-funded programme, Joint Action on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis among People Who Inject Drugs in Europe (HA-REACT). The manual is designed to be a complete tool to provide staff in low-threshold settings the knowledge, skills and...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sexual and reproductive health, Testing and counselling
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Public health guidance on active case finding of communicable diseases in prison settings 2018

Public health guidance on active case finding of communicable diseases in prison settings

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

This document provides EU/EEA Member States with evidence-based scientific advice on active case finding options. These options can be applied to the planning and implementation of interventions that promote the early diagnosis of communicable diseases in prison settings.

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Care and support, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Prevention, Testing and counselling, Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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CBVCT Services - Current obstacles and opportunities

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Fondazione LILA Milano ONLUS

This Advocacy Tool addresses gaps and challenges for the cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of CBVCT in Europe. This study assembles the opinions and ideas of different stakeholders who provided very diverse points of view on the subject, because as they play different roles at the national...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Research, Testing and counselling
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“Good news for people living with HIV” (Хорошие новости для людей с ВИЧ)

Poster "Good News for people living with HIV"

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International Treatment Preparedness Coalition

People who are diagnosed with HIV are vulnerable. Being diagnosed with HIV has effects on self-behavior and behavior within the society. People living with HIV could feel isolated and are in need of support, given the fact that prejudice and ignorance exists regarding HIV-infections.

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Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Ageing with HIV, Care and support, HIV and labor, Positive prevention, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, Stigma and discrimination, Work and HIV
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Empfehlungen zur Vergabe von Drogenkonsumutensilien

Recommendations for the distribution of utensils for drug use

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Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe

This publication discribes standards for the distribution of drug consumption utensils for different institutions. In addition, recommendations for documentation, work safety and employees qualification are formulated.

In connection with the much higher prevalence and the easy...

Tags: Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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