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Stigma, exclusion and marginalisation

In this video, Raheem from Afghanistan talks about his view on the response to druguse in his country

In this video you will hear first-hand from Raheem in Afghanistan about stigma, exclusion and marginalisation of people who use drugs. Afghanistan is the primary producer of opium in the world and is a tremendously complex environment in which to provide care for the many homeless people who use drugs. Raheem and his colleagues are in the frontline of the Afghan harm reduction response in Kabul.

As was covered by Dr. Magdalena Harris earlier in this week, the environment and contextual factors play a major role on the health of the individual. Raheem underlines this by expanding on the discrepancy between the policies and the reality on the streets in Kabul.

It is our honour to feature this existing video from Bridge Health Organisation. Thank you for allowing us to feature your video in this course. (Note that this is a video from 2019)

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