My Life, My Right: Statement on World AIDS Day 2017 from ANPUD

What does good health mean in a context where people who use drugs desperately struggle just to survive another day? The right to Health has been established as a Right since 1948. Governments and policy makers are well aware of the universal declarations yet they consciously decide to condemn people who use drugs to an early death. What part of the words ‘Universal’ and ‘Human Rights’ do they not understand? Many might disagree thinking ‘something is better than nothing’ but we want all of it because it is our right. This is not the future we were promised by our leaders.

Apple Removes Games promoting Duterte’s War on Drugs

ANPUD led a global petition demanding Apple Incorporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Tim Cook to urgently perform a formal review and remove all the apps made available by Apple immediately and issue an apology for hosting insensitive content. The petition was a successful advocacy effort in that the letter was able to generate huge media attention and some of the games were removed from the App Store. The case study is intended to document the story of victory and disseminate the detailed set of actions performed in the process.

The Global Fund Transition: The Smart Sex Worker’s and Drug User’s Guide

This Smart Guide is a quick reference for sex workers and people who use drugs to help understand the transition from Global Fund financing. It explains what the process is, how it works and why it is happening.

Regional TOT on Organisational Development and Advocacy

This report outlines the key proceedings of the Training of Trainers (ToT) organised by ANPUD on organisational Development and Advocacy. The training was held from 22 to 25 August 2017 at Hotel Column, Bangkok, Thailand and was attended by twenty-seven participants from Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Opioid substitution therapy in Nepal

This case study explores learnings generated during the establishment of Nepal’s national opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme, a process which has been led by the government of Nepal and Nepalese civil society organisations with support from German Development Cooperation and other international development partners.

An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook: Immediately remove apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines.

In the letter, 131 organizations including human rights and drug policy reform groups have demanded Apple to immediately remove apps (games) that are promoting murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Atrocity in the Philippines: How Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drug Users May Exacerbate the Burgeoning HIV Epidemic

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.

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90–90–90 targets

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.

Glossary of Terms used in Drug Policy

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.

No More Overdose: ANPUD calls to an end of overdose crisis

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.