The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
EECA INTERACT 2022 will bring together scientists, clinicians, members of civil society, and government officials to tackle topics facing individual countries while building capacity and strengthening research and clinical networks.
INPUD is organising a webinar to introduce people who use drugs to NFM and particularly NFM4 with the aim to mobilise the community to engage in the processes on national level and influence their outcomes.
The NZ Drug Foundation and Helen Clark Foundation discuss use patterns and markets in Aotearoa / New Zealand, related harms, current regulations and how to reduce harms through psychosocial, cultural, and pharmacological approaches.
C-EHRN provides an update on the work to ensure access to harm reduction services and other forms of care and support for populations in situations of vulnerability in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.