On this page you will find the latest relevant updates on a broad range of health and policy related topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug use, overdose prevention, harm reduction, drug treatment and criminal justice.

Support. Don't Punish: Let's make 2014 even bigger
28 Mar 2014
There are just three months until the Global Day of Action on June 26th of Support. Don't Punish.
We have consensus Houston
27 Mar 2014
Largely unreported in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of CND in Vienna were clear consensus statements on what science tells us today on drugs and harm reduction.
Palliative care advocacy at CND Vienna
25 Mar 2014
Palliative care advocates have been working hard to ensure essential medicines including morphine are readily available for treating pain.
Physicians demand global drug policy reform in UN meeting
21 Mar 2014
Physicians without access to essential medicines can’t do that. We call on UN agencies to focus on supporting low income countries in order to ensure proper access to drugs for medicinal purposes.
Postcard From Vienna: Europe's stance on international drug policy
11 Mar 2014
Europe's pioneering policies on harm reduction to tackle the HIV epidemic are now part and parcel of internationally recognized policy -- the WHO, UNAIDS and UNODC.
Hepatitis C medicines must be made accessible faster than HIV drugs were
10 Mar 2014
It took decades for HIV/Aids drugs to reach the world's poorest – history must not be repeated with hepatitis C treatments.
No universal health coverage without strong local health systems
4 Mar 2014
This OpED by the Community of Practice “Health Service Delivery” highlights how the universal health coverage will not happen without strengthening local health systems.
E-discussion: Addressing challenges for meeting the MDGs and sustaining development gains
1 Mar 2014
In this forum, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world discuss how to address the ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the MDGs in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future, including the goal of combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Norway to trial nasal spray antidote to heroin overdose
1 Mar 2014
Now, regulatory approval permitting, the Norwegian trials will offer the naloxone kit in Norway's two most populous cities, Oslo and Bergen, later this year.
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