This statement responds to the recent report released by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, which highlighted key issues of concern regarding the current drug control policy and called for a fundamental shift in drug policy.
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…
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.
On 11th October 2010, coca growers in three provinces of La Paz, Bolivia, demonstrated in the North and South Yungas in protest to the Bolivian government’s latest attempt to restrict and control coca leaf production and sales.
The first meeting of the Commission took place in October 2010 in Brazil, to discuss priority HIV-related legal and human rights issues on which the Commission's work will focus over the next 18 months.
The central purpose of the DCAM website is to assist all organisations and individuals interested in accelerating access to medicines policy change by providing the guidance materials and data they need.