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HA-REACT 3rd Laymans Report 2019

Summary of the Activities and Results of the Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)

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

Reporting Period: October 2015 – January 2019

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 and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs.

The ...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, WHO European region, Advocacy, Capacity building, Harm reduction, Prevention, Quality development and assurance, Resource mobilisation, STI's, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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A Practical Toolkit Implementing Integrated Care Models for People Who Inject Drugs_web

A Practical Toolkit: Implementing Integrated Care Models for People Who Inject Drugs

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

The aim of the toolkit on Implementing Integrated Care Models for People Who Inject Drugs is to provide information on core recommendations and guidelines on how HIV, HCV and TB prevention and treatment activities could be integrated and combined with harm reduction measures to be effectively...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, WHO European region, Care and support, Harm reduction
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International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy_web_cover

International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

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Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development; Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; and the United Nations Development Programme

Drug control intersects with much of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Member State pledge to leave no one behind. In line with the 2030 Agenda, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots, the International...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Global, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy
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Availability, Coverage and Barriers Towards Condom Provision in Prisons: A Review of the Evidence, 2019 HA-REACT

Availability, Coverage and Barriers Towards Condom Provision in Prisons: A Review of the Evidence

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Babak Moazen, Kate Dolan, Rebecca Bosworth, Priscilla N. Owusu, Peter Wiessner, Heino Stöver

Sexual contacts are an undeniable fact among prisoners around the world. However, policy makers and prison governors as well as medical services deny the existence of same-sex-activities in prisons. Homophobia is a global concept of denial of human variety of sexual identity. Once again the...

Tags: Health care professionals, Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), WHO European region, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation
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Guideline on population size estimates of people who inject drugs and Harm Reduction coverage_web

Guideline on population size estimates of people who inject drugs and Harm Reduction coverage

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

The sole objective of this guideline is to summarize and educate about highly useful concepts for scaling up harm reduction in any country.

The Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) is addressing the gaps that exist in the prevention of HIV and...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, Global, Harm reduction
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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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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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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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