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A Light in the Dark: Health Services for Drug Users in St. Petersburg

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Open Society Institute

This multimedia piece documents the work of Humanitarian Action in St. Petersburg. The organization operates a mobile clinic on a refurbished bus that travels to areas where drug users live and buy drugs. For the last decade, the bus has been a light in the dark, offering clean needles and...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Eastern Europe, Harm reduction, Positive prevention, Care and support
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Where to address for support and information in Kaliningrad, Russia

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YLA (Young Leaders Army)

The leaflet provides a brief description and contact details of organisations working with IDUs in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. It is meant for distribution among IDUs and medical, social professionals working with them.

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), NGOs, Health care professionals, Eastern Europe, Harm reduction, Prevention, Social issues
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Overdose: Resource List/ Передозировки: список ресурсов

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Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)

Includes: epidemiology of overdose, overdose knowledge and skills, overdose services, local and national policy, other useful materials, links. Prepared by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) to mark Overdose Awareness Day - August 31 (2008).

Tags: NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), WHO European region, Prevention, Harm reduction
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Drug Overdose in Selected Eurasian Countries: Key Points

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Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)

Though overdose related death is preventable, it remains one of the leading causes of death among people who inject drugs. Backgrounder by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) to mark Overdose Awareness Day - August 31 (2008).

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), NGOs, WHO European region, Prevention, Harm reduction
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Press Release: Health Advocates Demand Action to Curb Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)

Though overdose related death is preventable, it remains one of the leading causes of death among people who inject drugs. Press release by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) to mark Overdose Awareness Day - August 31 (2008).

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), WHO European region, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Overdose: A Major Cause of Preventable Death in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Philip Coffin

Though overdose related death is preventable, it remains one of the leading causes of death among people who inject drugs. The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), to mark Overdose Awareness Day, August 31 (2008), has created a report highlighting the situation in our region (Latvia,...

Tags: Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), WHO European region, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Почему профилактика ВИЧ-инфекции среди ПИН должна быть одним из приоритетов национальной стратегии борьбы с ВИЧ/СПИДом в

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Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA)

“Why HIV prevention among IDUs should be one of the priority issues within the national AIDS strategy in the Russian Federation?” Informational Bulletin, No. 5(1), June 2008. Publication contains recommendations on introducing scientifically and evidence based means of prevention among IDUs in...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), NGOs, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Prevention
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Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ amnesia and parallel universes

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Paul Hunt

In August 2008, IHRA released a new report entitled ‘Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes’ – which is the transcript of a keynote speech delivered by Professor Paul Hunt (then UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health) at the opening of Harm...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), NGOs, Global, Human rights, Harm reduction
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