Numerous apps currently available through Apple are actively promoting the war on people who use drugs in the Philippines, a war that has resulted in the state-endorsed murders of more than 13,000 people – many of them children – ostensibly suspected of using or selling drugs since June 2016.
In this issue of JAIDS, Verdery and colleagues report a social network study of persons who inject drugs (PWID) in 2 cities in the Philippines.
On April 30, 2017, ANPUD issued a letter of support expressing gratitude and solidarity for the stand taken by Senator Leila De Lima to protect human rights and save lives of people who use drugs in the Philippines. Duterte plotted against her and got her arrested to supress her. She has been unrelentingly fighting to stop the war on drugs in the Philippines while she is in prison. As a response to ANPUD’s letter of support, she returned to us with her inspiring letter.
As the world approaches the midway point between the 2014 launch of the 90–90–90 targets and their December 2020 deadline, UNAIDS has reviewed the progress made. This has been done with the support of national AIDS programmes, which report data annually to the United Nations and the guidance of national programme managers, researchers and other experts within the UNAIDS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) on 90–90–90.
DPNSEE initiative for 2017 is creation of a glossary of terms related to the problem of drugs that we hope
will contribute to better understanding the drug problem in more empathic manner.
Every year, today we commemorate a friend, partner or family member who had passed away as a result of overdose to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
This is the International Network of People who Use Drugs’ (INPUD) Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition. It was launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and focuses on human rights, health, and the law in relation to people who use drugs.
The 2017 report comes at a time when the international community has acted decisively to achieve consensus on a way forward for joint action.
WHO Western Pacific Regional Office invited ANPUD in the capacity of temporary advisor to its biennial National HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programme Managers Meeting for Selected Asian and Pacific Countries from 27-30 June 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Mr. Rajiv Kafle, ANPUD’s regional secretariat, delivered the statement on behalf of ANPUD in the meeting.
The Coalition of Drug Users in Nepal (CDUN) is an alliance of all the drug user network organizations. We aim to promote best practices and evidence generated through project processes, to inform Health, Human Rights and Social Policy, in order to create a larger social impact for Drug Users.
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