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.
The authors undertook qualitative interviews with 209 injecting drug users in three Russian cities to explore IDU's accounts of HIV and health risk. Policing practices, and how these violate health and human rights, emerged as a primary theme.
This book gathers the presentations given during the V and VI National Conferences on Drug Policy in Buenos Aires and aims to identify policies that protect public health and human rights. Published by Intercambios Civil Association and the School of Social Sciences of Buenos Aires University.
Mr. Marco Di Paolo, a multiple sclerosis sufferer from the town of Sulmona, went to court to have access to medical marijuana. The judge ruled that, under certain circumstances, the Local Health Authority is obliged to provide marijuana for medical purposes.
The Open Society Institute's International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) developed Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe to help raise awareness about the glaring lack of access to these lifesaving drugs.
This workshop will teach basic techniques of preventing and recognising overdose and will train participants how to teach opiate users and their community to respond effectively with naloxone; it will examine best practices of integrating overdose response into the work of harm reduction and AIDS service organisations; and we will discuss how addressing this major cause of death can have an impact on increasing the effectiveness of HIV programming.
Compulsory centres for drug users are plagued with high relapse rates and high financial and human costs that burden the State, the overall community and drug users and their families alike. The approach creates a dangerous ‘revolving door’ for drug users, and is an obstacle to achieving Universal Access.
The Human Rights March and Rally on July 20 will be a historic event where thousands will join in solidarity with human rights defenders around the world. The March and Rally is an opportunity for all people whose human rights are affected by HIV to make their voice heard.