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Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges

Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

The EMCDDA’s 10th scientific monograph, entitled Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the harm reduction field. Part I of the monograph looks back at the emergence of harm reduction approaches and their diffusion, and explores the concept from...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence

Perspectives on drugs: Drug consumption rooms - an overview of provision and evidence

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades. These facilities primarily aim to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Health and Social Responses for Methamphetamine Users in Europe

Perspectives on drugs: Health and social responses for methamphetamine users in Europe

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Methamphetamine is an established stimulant drug in many parts of the world (e.g. South-east Asia, US), where it has long caused major public health problems. While methamphetamine use in Europe has historically been confined to the Czech Republic and Slovakia, new pockets and patterns of use...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention, Social issues
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Hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users

Perspectives on drugs: Hepatitis C Treatment for Injecting Drug Users

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Transmitted through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, hepatitis C is the most common infectious disease among injecting drug users in Europe today.In this analysis, the EMCDDA looks at some of the positive advances in treating the disease, including a new generation...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

Perspectives on drugs: Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

It is estimated that over 70 000 lives were lost to drug overdoses in Europe in the first decade of the 21st Century. Reducing drug-related deaths, therefore, remains a major challenge for public health policy. This analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention
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HA-REACT: Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction

The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was launched in late 2015...

HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

REPORT: HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

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Gen Sander

This report is part of the European Union co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring”, led by Harm Reduction International. The project aims to reduce ill treatment of people in detention and improve prison conditions through more comprehensive...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Treatment, Tubercolosis
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IQhiv: Improving Quality in HIV prevention in Europe

IQhiv Mission statement: Improving Quality in HIV Prevention in Europe

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Helene Reemann, Dr. Ulrich Laukam m-Josten, Martine van der Meulen

IQhiv is an initiative of civil society, government, academic and international organizations investigating quality assurance and quality improvement practices relevant to HIV prevention programs and projects across Europe. In 2008, WHO Europe and the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Quality development and assurance
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