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Overcoming Harm Reduction Reluctance_2018

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUG-RELATED HARMS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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

This report introduces an approach to drug harm reduction: policies and interventions aimed at reducing drug-related harm for people who use drugs and for society as a whole.

It is driven by interviews with people who use drugs, social workers, clinicians, researchers, etc. Reviewing...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights
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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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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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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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“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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Top 5 Issues on Medicines Policy for 2018

The top 5 issues in medicines policy for 2018

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European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) AISBL

This brochure introduces the top 5 EU medicines policy issues which will dominate the agenda in 2018.

Tags: Health care professionals, Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Affordability, Care and support, Inequalities in health, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Prevention, Treatment
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HIV Outcomes Recommendations Booklet 2017

HIV Outcomes: Recommendations launched at the European Parliament 2017

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HIV Outcomes Steering Group

The booklet introduces all five recommendations which were are the outcome of a year-long multi-stakeholder process focusing on the long-term health and well-being of people
living with HIV. And the infographic provides an overview of these recommendations.

Two expert roundtables...

Tags: Health care professionals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Global, Advocacy, Care and support, Prevention, Treatment
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HIV Outcomes Recommendations Leaflet 2017

HIV Outcomes: A New Perspective. 5 Recommendations

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HIV Outcomes Steering Group

The infographic provides an overview of all five recommendations which were are the outcome of a year-long multi-stakeholder process focusing on the long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV. 

Two expert roundtables were held (in December 2016 and June 2017 respectively),...

Tags: Health care professionals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Global, Advocacy, Care and support, Prevention, Treatment
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Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement reform in Kyrgyzstan

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WHO

This report explores the causes of high out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for outpatient medicines in Kyrgyzstan and develops policy recommendations to reduce them. The analysis consisted of a review of current reimbursement mechanisms and an assessment of their ability to protect the Kyrgyz...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, Central Asia, Affordability, Care and support, Laws and regulations, Legislation
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