What’s the state of global harm reduction?

As you can see, there is slow take up of harm reduction across the world with very serious damaging consequences in countries such as the Philippines where HIV positive rates have soared to 42% amongst IV drug users.

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The international picture in 2014

The organisation Harm Reduction International has just published its 4th state of global harm reduction report which is summarised in the infographic below. You can also view the interactive map here.

As you can see, there is slow take up of harm reduction across the world with very serious damaging consequences in countries such as the Philippines where HIV positive rates have soared to 42% amongst IV drug users.

It’s also disappointing to report that the number of countries providing needle exchange schemes in prison has actually gone down.

Harm Reduction Infographic 2

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