Russia now accounts for two thirds of the Eastern Europe and Central Asian H.I.V. epidemic, the fastest growing in the world, but refuses to adopt an evidence-based harm reduction approach to drug use.
The Open Society Foundations are looking for a Program Assistant to support the Global Drug Policy program (GDPp) and report to the Finance and Grants Officer. The post is based in Budapest, Hungary. The application deadline is March 22, 2012.
UNODC, in collaboration with the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of India, has opened the country's first methadone maintenance treatment centre at the Civil Hospital in Kapurthala, in the State of Punjab, to treat heroin and opioid addicts.
As a part of the follow-up action to the AHRN's 2012-2016 adopted strategic plan and its new federation model, we are pleased to announce that Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) will now be known as AHRN Federation.
A debate entitled “It’s time to end the war on drugs” will take place next Tuesday March 13th (7-8.30p.m. GMT) in London, and will be streamed live to hundreds of millions of people via YouTube.
Twelve United Nations entities have issued a Joined statement calling for the closure of compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers. The existence of such centers—which have been operating in many countries for the last 20 years—raises human rights issues and threatens the health of detainees, including through increased vulnerability to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) infection.
The Program Assistant will be responsible for collaboratively researching, writing and editing updates and reports issued by AIN; completing accounting duties; maintaining the Andean Information Network (AIN) website and social media pages; assisting with periodic grant requests and reports; as well as general office management.