European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use
On 23-24 October Berlin will host The 1st European conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use that will bring together key actors on HCV, including drug user community representatives, harm reduction experts, health care professionals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers and policy makers. The participants will develop pathways for effective health responses and to open treatment for those who need it.
Kyrgyz Police Academy Instructors trained about sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people
On 19-20 February ten instructors from the Kyrgyz Police Academy received a training on issues related to stigma and discrimination of sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT in their country. The goal of this training was to train the police about the human rights of key populations and how violation of these rights impacts their health.
Innovative instruments improve healthcare services for key populations
In 2013 AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) launched two web-based platforms for medical and non-medical specialists working with key populations in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The goal of the platforms is to allow specialists to quickly and effectively exchange information and practical experiences as well as get consultation from health care experts on the issues of HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, substance dependence, harm reduction and the legal aspects related to these issues. In the first year, the two platforms answered more than 4000 questions.
IDPC Advocacy Note - UNODC’s shifting position on drug policy: Progress and challenges
In March 2014, country delegations will gather at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to review progress and challenges in international drug control since the agreement of a Political Declaration on drugs in 2009.