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"We need trained pharmacists, governmental and social workers to improve integrated care in HU"

The NGO INDIT Foundation, based in Pécs, is one of the few organisations, which is providing harm reduction services for people who use drugs (PWUD) in Hungary. The foundation maintains facilities providing medical care services and social support, such as the “Drug Clinic” with outpatient care or...
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My 1st 48 hours - Naloxone-on-Release: Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings

Naloxone saves lives – hands-on toolkit for policy makers and practitioners

For prisoners with a history of drug use, in particular opioid use, the risks related to drug use, in particular overdose and death are extremely high in the immediate period after release from prison, due to high rates of relapse and lower opioid tolerance. Much still needs to be done in order...

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TRAINING MANUAL ON HIV AND HCV RAPID TESTING IN LOW-THRESHOLD SETTINGS FOR PWUD

Newly published HA-REACT training manual on HIV and HCV rapid testing

The " Training manual on HIV and HCV rapid testing in low-threshold settings for PWUD " is designed to be a complete tool to provide staff in low-threshold settings the knowledge, skills and techniques needed for testing people who use drugs for HIV and HCV and linking them to needed care....

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Viktor Mravcik and Tereza Cernikova, Prague, 2018

HA-REACT Joint Action as platform for new initiatives

The National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction (Národní monitorovací středisko pro drogy a závislosti - NMS) , the Czech partner of the Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT), is participating in and adopting cross-sectional activities on harm...

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Darko Antik, coordinator for budget monitoring and advocacy at the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women (ESE)

Unlocking state money for harm reduction

Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted as part of the European Joint Action on...

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Jurgita Poškevičiūtė, administrative director of I Can Live, a coalition of Lithuanian NGOs and experts dealing with drug dependency

The challenge of sustainable funding

Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted as part of the European Joint Action on...

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Kristel Kivimets at the 2nd national workshop in Estonia

Harm Reduction Services in Mobile Outreach Units

Mobile outreach units play a crucial role in linkage to care. People who inject drugs (PWID) are a vulnerable group and they have reduced access to health care due to multiple barriers. One of the barriers is that health care providers often only focus on single services, rather than on the...

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