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Drug Policy in Portugal - The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use

Open Society Foundations

This report describes the process, context, ideas, and values that enabled Portugal to make the transition to a public health response to drug use and possession. Now, with a decade of experience, Portugal provides a valuable case study of how decriminalization coupled with evidence-based...

Tags: Policy makers, People who use drugs (PUD), Western Europe, Harm reduction
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HIV in Injecting Drug Users in the EU/EEA, following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania - Rapid Risk Assessment

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Two countries in the EU/EEA have reported a significant increase in HIV case reports and HIV prevalence among IDUs during 2011 (Greece and Romania). However, about half of the countries in the EU/EEA report a low incidence of HIV cases among IDUs, and the overall incidence in the EU/EEA has been...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, WHO European region, Harm reduction, Prevention
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The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS - How the Criminalization of Drugs Fuels the Global Pandemic

Global Commission on Drugs Policy

The report describes the remarkable failure of drug law enforcement policies in reducing global drug supply. The Commissioners also urge countries that under-utilize proven addiction treatment and public health measures to immediately scale up evidence-based strategies to reduce HIV infection...

Tags: Policy makers, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Policy, Laws and regulations, Harm reduction
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HIV, drug use and the Global Fund: don't stop now!

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

This report examines the impact of the cancellation of Global Fund Round 11 funding and subsequent changes in Global Fund policies and practices relating to HIV and drug use programmes. It focuses on how future HIV and harm reduction programming will be affected by the Global Fund’s current...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Policy, Harm reduction, Advocacy
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