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The harm reduction model: Pragmatic approaches to drug use from the area betewen intolerance and neglect. Reprint Furthermore, many harm reduction programs lack funding or other resources and are thus ill-equipped to meet demand. Additionally, age- or gender-based restrictions, various other forms of discrimination, social stigma, and marginalization prevent people from accessing services.
However, in the face of a fractured consensus among UN members states regarding the effectiveness of the existing international drug control regime, the convening of the next UN GASS has been moved up to With preparations for this summit gathering momentum, the Middle East-Asia Project MAP launches a special essay series that examines harm reduction responses in the MENA and Asian regions—the actors and networks engaged in such activities, the contributions they have made, and the roadblocks they have met.
In the conventional drug policy that has prevailed globally for decades, the reduction or elimination of drug consumption was considered the principal policy aim, while the harms caused by drug use or drug policies were usually an afterthought. The objectives of harm reduction activities have gradually expanded to include reducing the number of PWID through education programs, stopping the spread of hepatitis C and other infections, and preventing overdoses. Within a decade the countries that had adopted HR as their primary policy had managed to control the injection-related spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections such as hepatitis.
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The spread of HIV among substance users came almost to a halt in Australia and the Netherlands, which had implemented the strategy vigorously. However, continued progress in HIV prevention will require more structured and comprehensive HR interventions, adjusted to the needs of local populations. This essay examines the origins of the NSEP, the role that outreach workers play, the everyday challenges they face in providing services to people who inject drugs PWID , and the critical importance of supporting their efforts.
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Moroccan civil society organizations CSOs have worked to devise a comprehensive strategy that will disseminate a full package of harm reduction services. Harm reduction is based on the notion that marginalized populations are entitled to their basic human rights, but in some countries, governments have merely used it as another tool for social control.
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