The local mayor has been trying to convince local residents that the solution is to close down needle exchange programs, and rely on law enforcement to eliminate drug use - the campaign states that the real solution is harm reduction.
In the latest move in Morocco’s long-standing debate over its production of cannabis, two political parties have submitted draft laws legalizing the plant’s cultivation for “therapeutic and industrial” purposes.
Implementation of comprehensive harm reduction policies has achieved impressive reductions in incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland, research publish in PLOS ONE shows.
You can’t solve a public health crisis by locking people up. Jim Pugel knows this. After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, he’s seen first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work.
While participants largely continue to use crack, the intensity of their use has dropped significantly. They have also benefited from a drastically increased quality of life as result of the housing and access to health care.
Representatives from 15 Tajik civil society groups presented recommendations on how to ensure key populations are the focus of HIV prevention activities to the country coordination mechanism, as it prepares its concept note submissions to the Global Fund.