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Introduction to ‘The public health dimension of drug use and harm reduction’

In this video, Ernst Wisse and Judy Chang introduce the 2nd topic of the MOOC on Harm Reduction and drug use, focussing on the public health dimension

Welcome to the second half of this week, covering the activity: “The public health dimension of drug use and harm reduction”. Judy and Ernst give you the outlines of how this topic will be covered in the next steps.

As you have seen in the first half of this week, covering “What is harm reduction?”, Harm Reduction has gained global recognition for its unquestionable public health impact. Much of the evidence base comes from HIV, but as you will see in this activity, it has many more public health dimensions.

You are currently at the second topic of week 1

WEEK 1
1. What is Harm Reduction?
[»] The public health dimension of drug use and harm reduction
WEEK 2
3. The human rights dimension of drug use and harm reduction
4. The community at the heart of the response
WEEK 3
5. Advocating for Harm Reduction
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