Historically, drug laws and their enforcement have resulted in multiple forms of human rights abuses. It is becoming increasingly clear that the human rights obligations to which countries have signed up must be applied in the area of drug policy, and the principles of health and human rights fully integrated into the international drug control system.
Findings suggest that piloting four sites could prevent up to 130 overdose deaths and save up to $7 million annually while connecting individuals at risk of overdose to a host of harm reduction, drug treatment, and health care services.
This paper seeks to contribute to understanding of existing policies related to harm reduction in Cambodia, as well as the challenges to and opportunities for improvement in order to reduce the health and socio-economic harms associated with drug use.
This Paper provides an analysis of critical public health problems for the Philippine prison population, in relation to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV), and offers recommendations
for addressing these ‘twin epidemics.’