Tandon recounts how India's decision to impose a lockdown, forcing people who use drugs to go through withdrawals without treatment, can result in tragic deaths, highlighting the need for a policy change.
Gutierrez provides an analysis of how the participation of communities in the production of crops deemed illicit often represents a coping mechanism in relation to pre-existing forms of structural marginalisation, whilst exposing these communities to further vulnerabilities.
Whilst WHO member states aim to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, interviews with 'at risk' individuals suggest that insufficient awareness of the illness and a lack of health facilities act as barriers to these ambitious targets.
Harm reduction workers in Afghanistan face an unjust paradox: Despite providing key support for people who use drugs and people living with HIV, they are often excluded from the public health community.
This participatory workshop will offer a space for experienced campaigners in Asia to reflect on advocacy achievements, identify and prioritise pending challenges, and devise context-specific strategies for expanding the impact and reach of the Support. Don’t Punish campaign.