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

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 (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was launched in late 2015...

The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade: Progress, potential and paradigm shifts

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Catherine Cook, Maria Phelan, Gen Sander, Katie Stone, Fionnuala Murphy

Published biennially since 2008, the Global State of Harm Reduction is the leading independent resource monitoring the international harm reduction response.

The April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coincides with the tenth anniversary of the start of...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Human rights, Treatment
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Road to Success: Towards Sustainable Harm Reduction Financing

Road to Success: Towards Sustainable Harm Reduction Financing

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Olga Fomina

This report analyses the current state of harm reduction investment and services for people who inject drugs in East Europe and Central Asia (EECA): Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Monitoring of harm reduction services and investments in harm reduction programs...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation
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HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

REPORT: HIV, HCV, TB AND HARM REDUCTION IN PRISONS

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Gen Sander

This report is part of the European Union co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring”, led by Harm Reduction International. The project aims to reduce ill treatment of people in detention and improve prison conditions through more comprehensive...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Treatment, Tubercolosis
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TUBIDU Cross-Sectional Study

TUBIDU Report: Assessment on HIV and TB knowledge and the barriers related to access to care among vulnerable groups

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Anda Karnite, Anneli Uusküla, Atanas Luizov, Atanas Rusev, Ave Talu, Elina Upite, Fidelie Kalambayi, Katri Abel-Ollo, Kristi Rüütel, Laura Narkauskaite, Loreta Stoniene

The current report provides an overview of the cross-sectional study among IDUs conducted in Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic countries. The study focused on identifying knowledge about TB and HIV as well as barriers to access to TB- and HIV-related health care services. The aim was to provide...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Policy, Research, Tubercolosis
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TUBIDU Desk Review

TUBIDU Report: Empowering the Public Health System and Civil Society to Fight the Tuberculosis Epidemic among Vulnerable Groups

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Anda Karnite, Anneli Uusküla, Atanas Luizov, Atanas Rusev, Ave Talu, Elina Upite, Fidelie Kalambayi, Katri Abel-Ollo, Jeff Lazarus, Kristi Rüütel, Laura Narkauskaite, Loreta Stoniene

The general objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic among people who inject drugs (PWID) and the people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the participating countries. The strategic objectives include empowering the public health system and civil...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Prevention, Tubercolosis
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TUBIDU Training Outline

TUBIDU Training Outline

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The National Institute for Health Development, Estonia

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

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Advocacy, Harm reduction, Prevention, Tubercolosis
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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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Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART2

Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (PYP): Toolkit for Prison Staff PART2

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WIAD – Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors

The Project „Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP)” received funding from the European Commission, Directorate General, Health and Consumers, Grant Agreement Nr. 20091212.

Tags: People who are/were in prisons, Youth, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, WHO European region, Care and support, Harm reduction, Treatment
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