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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (2003) Spreading the light of science: guidelines on harm reduction related to injecting drug use. Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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The purpose of this document is to outline the rationale for harm reduction programmes. It outlines generic approaches that National Societies can adapt to the realities of their countries in the development and implementation of harm reduction programme and in conducting advocacy for the acceptance and realization such programmes.

The guidelines are designed for National Society staff and volunteers working at all levels and for those involved in planning, organizing, implementing and assessing harm reduction programmes, as well as those involved in advocacy. The document also sets out ideas related to programme development, ways to facilitate programme implementation, as well as ways to plan and realize advocacy activities.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Education and training
Date
2003
Call No
JB2.4,
Pages
55 p.
Publisher
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Corporate Creators
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Place of Publication
Geneva
Keywords
harm reduction, harm reduction policy, human rights, needle disinfection, needle distribution and exchange, needle sharing, prison-based health service, recommendations or guidelines, rights of AOD users
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Accession Number
HRB 2482 (Available)

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