In this open statement the community of OST patients and people who use drugs from Eastern Europe and Central Asia make an appeal to their governments and international organizations, asking to facilitate the adoption of humane drug policies and laws that protect the rights of people who use drugs and contribute to achieving universal access to HIV prevention and treatment in the region. A set of recommendations includes abolishment of criminal and administrative penalties for drug possession for personal use, greater involvement of affected communities in the development of policies on HIV and drug use, and promoting legislation that ensures access to clean needles and opiate substitution treatment.
Statement by the representatives of the community of people who use drugs and OST program clients in Eastern Europe and Central Asian (EECA) region, EHRN, 2011
Statement by the representatives of the community of people who use drugs and OST program clients in Eastern Europe and Central Asian (EECA) region. (2011). Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN).