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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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Health and social responses to drug problems - A European Guide

Health and Social Responses to Drug Problems: A European Guide

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction - EMCDDA

This guide and the associated package of online materials provides a reference point for planning or delivering health and social responses to drug problems in Europe. The most appropriate responses will depend on the specific drug problems, the contexts in which these occur and the types of...

Tags: NGOs, Global, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation, Prevention
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Poster: Contest to illustrate the documents on OST in prisons in Poland

Poster: Contest to illustrate the documents on OST in prisons in Poland

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

"Konkurs na ilustrację do materiałów szkoleniowych na temat: Leczenie substytucyjne" - This  poster and leaflet for the inmates of a penitentiary center Sluzew (Warsaw) is prepared by the National AIDS Centre in Poland. The inmates will be asked to illustrate the documents on OST in prisons (...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Central Europe, Harm reduction, Testing and counselling
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Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)

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

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

This leaflet discribes the three-year project, which was launched in late 2015 with core funding from the European Union (EU), and is being implemented by 23 partners representing 18 EU Member States.

The overall aim of HA-REACT is to significantly contribute to the elimination of HIV and...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction
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CS Guide to EU Funding for Health in EECA

Civil Society Guide to EU Funding for Health in EECA

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Andrea Corazza, Vanessa Boas, Gian Marco Grindatto & Fanny Voitzwinkler, Global Health Advocates France

How to leverage European Union funding for health in Eastern Europe & Central Asia?

This guide provides readers with a basic overview of mechanisms and process to access funding at EU-level. It also present a series of recommendations that could help civil society to apply for EU...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers, Central Asia, Central Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Policy, Resource mobilisation, Tubercolosis
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HA-REACT: Report on Harm Reduction Training Package

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

The training package addresses capacity building and training on harm reduction by providing the means and tools to overcome reluctance towards harm reduction interventions and influence decision makers. The package also should improve knowledge among professionals, facilitated communication and...

Tags: Health care professionals, Global, Harm reduction
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An assessment of barriers to access to HIV and HCV services for people who inject drugs in Europe

An assessment of barriers to access to HIV and HCV services for people who inject drugs in Europe

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

People who inject drugs (PWID) have become one of the most vulnerable populations in Europe to not only get infected by HIV and/or hepatitis C (HCV) but also to not be able to access testing, care and treatment services. In order to reach UNAIDS goals to end HIV and WHO goals to eliminate HCV in...

Tags: Health care professionals, WHO European region, Affordability, Care and support, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation, Testing and counselling
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Brochure_Used needles or syringes

Brochure: Used and discarded injection equipment

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

The Croatian organisation FLIGHT carries out activities to remove discarded needles and syringes by people who inject drugs from the environment in the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb County.

This brochure was created to inform people if they find discarded needles and syringes andin this...

Tags: Health care professionals, Southern Europe, Harm reduction
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Harm Reduction Services in Synergy between Institutions and NGOs. The Croatian Experience

Harm Reduction Services in Synergy between Institutions and NGOs: The Croatian Experience

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

Harm Reduction is a public health approach focused on people who use drugs, primarily on people who inject drugs. This video introduces how NGOs and public health institutions in Croatia collaborate to reduce harm for people who use drugs and how harm reduction services benefit to people who use...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Southern Europe, Advocacy, Care and support, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations
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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 booklet is an approach to drug harm reduction: policies and interventions aimed at reducing drug-related harm for people who use drugs.

It was based on interviews with people who use drugs, social workers, clinicians, narcologists, nurses, NGO workers and researchers. All try to ask...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights
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