Reducing harm: police as partners in preventing HIV, promoting public health and protecting the rights of people who use drugs
December 2019

The police have a central role in enabling people who use drugs to realise their human rights and access the health and other services they need and are entitled to. By fulfilling this role and becoming a partner in harm reduction, both the police and the broader communities in which they serve benefit immeasurably.


Access saves lives: Opioid overdose treatment
September 2019

Most opioid overdose deaths occur in the presence of other people who use drugs or by close family members and is a particular risk for people released from prison who have a history of opioid use. Naloxone - a drug that rapidly reverses the effect of opioids, preventing death and recommended by WHO - should be available to peers, over the counter and to take home.

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Women who inject drugs: Overlooked, yet visible
March 2019

Gender inequality is greatly magnified among women who inject drugs. Women who inject drugs are uniquely vulnerable to medical, legal, economic and social consequences, gender-based violence and loss of custody of their children, and experience high levels of stigma, both within the general society and among the community of people who use drugs.

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Ending an epidemic: Prioritizing people who inject drugs in HCV elimination efforts
July 2018

Fuelled by political will, resources for cost-effective, evidence-based prevention programmes and revolutionary advances in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, momentum is building towards halting a deadly global epidemic. Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are living with hepatitis C, a blood- borne virus that infects liver cells.

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Ending an epidemic: Prioritizing people who inject drugs in HCV elimination efforts

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Spanish version / Versión en español
Poner fin a una epidemia: Priorizando a las personas que se inyectan drogas en los esfuerzos para eliminar el virus de la hepatitis C

Russian version / Русская версия
Покончить с эпидемией: Приоритизация людей, употребляющих инъекционные наркотики, в усилиях по искоренению вирусного гепатита С