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TUBIDU Handbook for community based organizations on tuberculosis services for people who inject drugs

TUBIDU Handbook for community based organisations on tuberculosis services for people who inject drugs

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Maarja Sukles

This handbook has been developed in the framework of the project TUBIDU: Empowering the Public Health System and Civil Society to Fight the Tuberculosis Epidemic among Vulnerable Groups. This European Union (EU) project is funded by the “Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Prevention, Tubercolosis
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Guidance for community based organizations on tuberculosis services for people who inject drugs

TUBIDU: Guidance for community based organisations on tuberculosis services for people who inject drugs

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Nela Ivanova, Fidelie Kalambayi, Kai Kliiman, Plamen Mamihin, Vaira Leimane, Laura Narkauskaite, Rauni Ruohonen, Mihaela Stefan, Maarja Sukles

People who inject drugs (PWID) are often among the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in any society and are therefore exposed to many risk factors which put them at high risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB). When compared with the general population, people who use illicit drugs have...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Tubercolosis
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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 and what to...

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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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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European Mapping of Harm Reduction Interventions in Prisons pic, HA-REACT 2019

European Mapping of Harm Reduction Interventions in Prisons

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Anna Tarján, Gergely Horváth, Heino Stöver

Scientific literature about the situation of drug use and infectious diseases as well as institutional responses to them is limited, sporadic and heterogeneous in the European Countries. The research activity therefore covered the compilation of the existing bits and pieces of information of the...

Tags: Policy makers, WHO European region, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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Broszure przygotowało Krajowe Centrum ds. AIDS dla Centralnego Zarzadu Słuzby Wieziennej - A OST leaflet for inmates in Polish. cover

Broszure przygotowało Krajowe Centrum ds. AIDS dla Centralnego Zarzadu Słuzby Wieziennej - A OST leaflet for inmates in Polish

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

 A OST leaflet for inmates, prepared by the Polish specialist on drugs and NAC.

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Central Europe, Harm reduction
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PRZEWODNIK PO TERAPII SUBSTYTUCYJNEJ W JEDNOSTKACH PENITENCJARNYCH cover

Przewodnik po Terapii Substytucyjnej w Jednostkach Penetencyarnych - Brochure on Infectious Diseases

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

A Brochure on Infectious Diseases in Polish with a short text prepared by the Health Service of the Central Board of Polish Prisons on health recommendations.

Tags: Policy makers, Central Europe, Harm reduction
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Access to HCV related services in prison settings in Europe: A community perspective

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European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)

In the frame of the Hepatitis Access Needs (HAND) project, the EATG conducted desk research and interviews in the area of access to services related to hepatitis C in prison settings across Europe. Here are a report of the results and a set of recommendations.

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, Prisoners (ex-), WHO European region, Advocacy, Care and support, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Viral hepatitis
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SUMMARY OF THE 2nd PERIODIC TECHNICAL REPORT JOINT ACTION ON HIV AND CO-INFECTION PREVENTION AND HARM REDUCTION

SUMMARY OF THE 2ND PERIODIC TECHNICAL REPORT FOR THE 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 publication summarizes activities of the Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT), which were carried out in the time from October 2016 to September 2017.

The HA-REACT addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections,...

Tags: Injecting drug users (IDUs), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation
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