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Palliative care must be prioritised to fully meet sustainable development goals
As World leaders adopt the new sustainable development agenda, the WHPCA calls for hospice and palliative care organisations to ensure that palliative care is not left behind.
Ukraine Applies Anti-Torture Standards to Health Care
Ukraine has applied a novel approach to patient rights. It draws upon the state’s obligations to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.
UNGASS 2016: mobilisation for the development of an action plan on controlled medicines
The UN General assembly will hold a special session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem on 19-21 April 2016. A major opportunity to address the issue of limited availability of controlled medicines in much of the world.
Minimum quality standards for drug demand reduction interventions in the EU On 14 September 2015, the Council of the European Union adopted Council conclusions on the implementation of minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction in the EU. This innovative initiative lists 16 standards that represent a minimum benchmark of quality for interventions in: drug use prevention, risk and harm reduction, treatment, social integration and rehabilitation.
SDGs will not be achieved without drug policy reform Global health policy will enter a new era later this month as world leaders adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) SDGs should include a set of specific commitments to respond to the drugs issue and provide a frame for the basis of next year's United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem.
Best practice in drug interventions: Prisons Prisons are one of the most important settings to provide interventions aimed at drug users, both in terms of treatment and harm reduction.