Connecting with Care - Portugal

Conor Ashleigh / INHSU


Connecting with Care - Portugal

5 September 2023
International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU)

In July 2001, Portugal decriminalised the personal use and possession of all illicit drugs. At the time, the decision was a world first, and since then, organisations across the city have continued to advocate for the health and social needs of people who use drugs.

Here, we go behind the scenes of three organisations – CRESCER, GAT, and Ares do Pinhal – that are all working on different ways to provide hepatitis C testing and treatment for some of Lisbon’s most marginalised drug-using communities.