Monday, March 24, 2008

UNODC, WHO AND UNAIDS SPEAK OUT FOR HARM REDUCTION:

In a statement by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 14 March 08 at the meeting in Vienna of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, “a set of measures for people who use drugs” was recommended. Recommendations number one and two called for needle and syringe programmes, and “opioid substitution therapy.” One can only hope governments are listening, and for none is heeding and implementing the recommendations more imperative than for the United States and the Russian Federation – the former clinging to its “flat-earthist” policy of rejecting the evidence for efficacy of needle/syringe exchange in curtailing spread of the virus, and the latter persisting in its refusal to legalize a form of treatment that has been shown to have unparalleled therapeutic outcomes.

1 Comments:

At 4:35 PM, Blogger LBBDSocialandUrbanReality said...

If you type in 'Polak vs Costa' NGO Silenced' you will see a short film made throughout by NGO's.
The signs read 'NGO's need to be vocal' hear you can see Dr. Frederick Polak psychiatrist, practising in Amsterdam, Netherlands and NGO member of ENCOD. Mr. Polak asks his question
of Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, see if he receives an answer.

 

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