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Harm reduction interventions need better funding mechanisms

PRESS RELEASE Harm reduction services need sustainable funding mechanisms to improve testing and linkage to care for people who use drugs Last week, the three-year European Union (EU) Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) has come to its end. HA-REACT had 22...
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E-Learning HA-REACT, October 2018

New training tools on harm reduction available online

HA-REACT has recently developed new online tools to train staff in low-threshold settings on HIV and HCV testing and linking to needed care, on opioid substitution treatment and condom distribution program in prison settings, on prison needle and syringe programmes and harm reduction.

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Андраш Сзабо, Печ (город), Венгрия

"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...

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Harm Reduction in Prisons, Luxembourg 2018

Harm Reduction in Prison Settings in Luxembourg

This video was prepared in 2017 in the framework of HA-REACT project by the Ministry of Health of LUXEMBOURG in order to present the best harm reduction practices implemented in Schrassig penitentiary unit. It was translated into Polish and soon will be used for training purposes for the prison...

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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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