This seminar provided the opportunity to share experiences from different countries and encourage new thinking at a time where the Malaysian government has already successfully implemented harm reduction measures and is in the process of scaling these up.
This Series draws attention to the issues around the growing HIV epidemic in people who use drugs, including tackling the myths surrounding HIV and people who use drugs, and subjects as diverse as women and drugs to the effect of amphetamines, alcohol, and human rights on the epidemic.
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…