ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs

Series type: Joint publications

Summary

This joint guidance report explores good public health practices that can support effective policies to reduce infections. Common blood-borne viruses in this group include HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These are mainly spread through the sharing of needles, syringes and drug preparation equipment or unprotected sexual contacts. A short (8p.) version exists.

Notes on translations:

  • Croatian (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Czech (translated and produced by the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic)
  • Estonian (translated and produced by National Institute for Health Development, Estonia)
  • Hungarian (translated and produced by the Hungarian National Focal Point)
  • Polish (translated and produced with the support of the Global Drug Policy program, Open Society Foundations)
  • Turkish (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Albanian (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Bosnian (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Macedonian (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Serbian (translated and produced  within the framework of regional projects implemented by the EMCDDA’s Reitox and International cooperation unit)
  • Russian (translated and produced by National Institute for Health Development, Estonia)
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Table of contents

  • Acronyms and glossary
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Core values of prevention of infections among people who inject drugs
  • Recommended interventions for the prevention of infections among people who inject drugs
  • Knowing and understanding the national situation
  • Monitoring problem drug use an d responses
  • Surveillance of infections
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • Setting targets for intervention coverage
  • Annex
  • References
Pages: 
50
Price: 
free
ISBN: 
978-92-9193-313-6
Catalog Number: 
TQ3011263ENC

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