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UNODC hosts webinars on ensuring the continuity and sustainability of HIV services for people who use drugs and people in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 2020 - Vienna - To address the challenges of providing HIV services to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC, jointly with WHO and UNAIDS, is organizing a series of webinars for decision makers and stakeholders [Read more]


UNODC OGCCR and Ministry of Interior, UAE host national workshop on “Prevention, treatment and care of infections, including HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and COVID-19, in prison”

6 April 2020 - United Arab Emirates - In response to the rapid global spread of COVID-19, UNODC Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council Region (OGCCR) and the Drug Prevention and Health Branch (DHB) hosted a three-day national workshop on measures to prevent and control the spread of infections, including HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and COVID-19, in prison. [Read more]


UNODC HIV/AIDS Section at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

2-6 March 2020  Vienna, Austria – The UNODC HIV/AIDS Section co-organized several events to highlight the current situation of and response to HIV among people who use drugs and people in prison [Read more]


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