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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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HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

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

by
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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HIV for non-HIV specialists booklet

HIV for non-HIV specialists

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Dr Ann Sullivan, Dr Emma Devitt, Ruth Lowbury (second edition) (based on first edition by Dr Rachel Baggaley)

The booklet provides essential information for healthcare professionals in secondary care on: -the clinical diagnosis of HIV in non-HIV specialist settings, with photographs -how to offer an HIV test and give results -barriers to HIV testing for clinicians & patients / strategies for...

Tags: Health care professionals, Global, Western Europe, Epidemiology, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Evaluation of the implementation of the Commission Communication: Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries, 2009–2013

Evaluation of the implementation of the Commission Communication: Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries, 2009–2013

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J. Hofman, J. Exley, T. Bienkowska-Gibbs, S. Castle-Clarke, M. Morgan Jones, V. Van Dyck, S. Gonzalo, J. Corbett, F. Lejeune, E. Nolte

HIV/AIDS and associated infections remain a significant public health issue in Europe. The most recent policy instruments at the European Union level to address HIV/AIDS in Europe are the European Commission Communication "Combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and the neighbouring countries,...

Tags: Health care professionals, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Epidemiology
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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART2

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART2

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WIAD – Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors

The Project „Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP)” received funding from the European Commission, Directorate General, Health and Consumers, Grant Agreement Nr. 20091212.

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Youth, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, WHO European region, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART1

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART1

by
WIAD – Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors

The Project „Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP)” received funding from the European Commission, Directorate General, Health and Consumers, Grant Agreement Nr. 20091212.

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Youth, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, WHO European region, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): Non-specialist summary of the project’s report

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): Non-specialist summary of the project’s report

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WIAD – Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors

Young prisoners have particular needs that are different from other prisoners.They are often more disadvantaged than their counterparts in the community and this can both have a negative impact on their health and be a factor in their initial offending (Prison Reform Trust, 2012).

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): EU-7 Countries Final Report

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): EU-7 Countries Final Report

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Prof Fatemeh Rabiee and Stavroula Bibila

We would like to thank all participants of this project including the young offenders who completed the survey questionnaires and those who took part in the focus groups, prison staff who completed the survey questionnaires, prison staff and NGO members who took part in the interviews for giving...

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): Guidelines for National Literature Reviews

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP): Guidelines for National Literature Reviews

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Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors

These are the guidelines for the national literature reviews to be provided by the associated partners of the HPYP project until the end of August 2010.

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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