Civil society groups from all over the world have released a statement condemning governments for failing to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies as they prepare for a UN summit on the issue next month.
80% of the world’s population is denied access to morphine – while 20% consume almost all of it. It is hard to think of a greater injustice that has largely arisen from the misunderstanding and fear of international drug policy. This is why IDHDP is launching its campaign: “Striving for equity in…
The Conference, hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, will include workshops, presentations and forums dedicated to sharing skills and understanding in the treatment of all addictive disorders.
This conference will bring together evidence-based research, renowned medical experts, professionals, and people directly affected by policies addressing pregnancy, parenting, and drug use, with specific attention to opioids and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
For years, Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".
Dr Naidoo reiterates some of the main positions that the INCB has taken in recent years, in particular during his own presidency which has been characterised by greater attention on access to essential medicines.