Brazilian Amazon gathers experts in harm reduction

August 12, 2010 - Promote discussions on harm reduction in Brazil and discuss issues relating to dignity and sustainability of harm reduction as public policy. Until August 14, experts in the health area gather in Porto Velho, Rondonia, during the VIII National Meeting in Harm Reduction and the National Seminar on Harm Reduction AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.

Among the issues discussed during the meeting are: legislation on drug policy in Brazil and harm reduction policies, the Brazilian scene of harm reduction activities in the country, progress and challenges for Brazil, the contribution of social movements in the fight for the rights of drug users and preventing AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis, and institutional violence and the role of intersectoriality with the public management and harm reduction as a policy of prevention of drug use.

This is the first time the Brazilian Amazon receives the National Meeting on Reducing Harm and the National Seminar on Harm Reduction, AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. Partner of the event, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, participates in the table "Overview of the Brazilian Harm Reduction Actions in Brazil, state and society." More details, click here.

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