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Including harm reduction into health policies

In this video, Ernst wise from MdM talks about how to introduce Harm Reduction in a context and how to integrate this in a public health system

In this video we will hear from Ernst Wisse on his perspectives on how to contribute to the introduction and scaling up of harm reduction. This video brings together some of the things you’ve learnt from this week.

How do we concretely translate all what we’ve learned so far into practise? We know the problem, we know the solution, but harm reduction faces tremendous resistance, based on morality rather than science. In the beginning of this week, we heard Anthon Basenko share his experience on the start of the first Methadone program in the Ukraine. This video provides some further concrete elements on how to introduce and scale-up a harm reduction response in a public health setting.

Can you share some of your own experiences on how you came about pushing forwards a harm reduction response? Or maybe your fellow student can help you with a problem you are facing locally?

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