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Author
Hagarty, Chris
Title
Harm Reduction in Asia: Progress Towards Universal Access to Harm Reduction Services Among People Who Inject Drugs
Description of Work
Commissioned on behalf of The United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
Imprint
Burnet Institute, Melbourne, March 2010, 230 pp
Description

"For their technical contributions to this report, the author would like to acknowledge Dr Anne Bergenstrom, Coordinator, The United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, and Jimmy Dorabjee, Principal Fellow Harm Reduction, Burnet Institute, Australia.

The author is grateful to those members of The United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific who made up the Working Group which reviewed and updated the analytical framework tool through which data and information was compiled. The Working Group members were Dr Tasnim Azim (ICDDR-B), Jimmy Dorabjee (Burnet Institute), Rachel Odede (UNICEF), Dr Fabio Mesquita (WHO), Dr Mukta Sharma (WHO), Gray Sattler (UNODC) and Cho Kah Sin (UNAIDS)."

Abstract

"In 2009, the United Nations Regional Task Force on Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (UNRTF) commissioned Burnet Institute, Australia, to undertake a review of policies, resources and services for injecting drug users (IDUs), in order to update the baseline assessment conducted in 2006.

This update was designed to collect specific information regarding existing activities and conditions which facilitate or hinder the implementation of harm reduction services in the selected countries, with which to augment the annual UNGASS Country Progress Reports. The information collected will also contribute to informing the UNRTF of its effectiveness in driving the harm reduction response, and its strategic activity planning for the coming years."

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