The launch of the International Federation of the Red Cross' 24-page report - essentially to promote a new strategy for nations to stop the spread of the virus among injecting drug users - comes in the week before World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
The Film Festival screens documentaries, advocacy films, training videos and fictional work relevant to reducing drug and alcohol related harms. The deadline for abstract submission is 17 December 2010.
As part of the project "Network of community services for alternative sentence" supported by the European Commission, an informative workshop was held with law enforcement officers on 12 November 2010 in Durres, Albania.
The International AIDS Society, with the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, offers a research fellowship programme focusing on HIV and drug use, with the goal of contributing to advances in the scientific understanding of illicit drug use and HIV, while fostering multinational…
In anticipation of World AIDS Day, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the International Renaissance Foundation and their partners are drawing attention to the harmful, sweeping effects of this punitive law and asking that Ukraine’s health officials and legislators rescind it immediately.
This statement responds to the recent report released by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, which highlighted key issues of concern on drug control and called for a fundamental shift in drug policy.
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and his wife, Ban Soon-taek, visited Cambodia's first methadone maintenance therapy clinic on 28 October in central Phnom Penh as part of a two-day visit to the Kingdom.
Throughout November 2010, the Transnational Institute has conducted a community-based study and review of the cultivation, trade and use of kratom. The study has found little evidence of harms related to either eating or drinking kratom.
As a result of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health Resolution No. 634, the level of criminalisation of users of the most wide-spread illicit injection drugs has been increased 20-fold. This new resolution, along with other recent developments, threatens harm reduction efforts to contain the HIV…