Act to eliminate all forms of stigma and discrimination experienced by people who use drugs. Implement harm reduction and HIV services, including opioid substitution therapy and overdose management. Decriminalize drug possession and personal use. “UNAIDS is greatly concerned about the lack of progress for people who inject drugs, which is due to the failure of many countries to implement evidence-informed, human rights-based approaches to drug use,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to combatting the virus.The new UNAIDS report, Health, rights and drugs: harm reduction, decriminalization and zero discrimination for people who use drugs, shows that of the 10.6 million who injected drugs in 2016, more than half were living with hepatitis C and one-in-eight with HIV.Among other things, comprehensive harm reduction services, such as needle–syringe programmes, drug dependence treatment and HIV testing and treatment would “kick-start progress on stopping new HIV infections among people who use drugs”, says the report.“By putting people at the centre and ensuring that they have access to health and social services with dignity and without discrimination or criminalization,” Mr. Sidibé said, “lives can be saved and new HIV infections drastically reduced”.Few UN Member States have lived up to an agreement made at the 2016 Special Session on the World Drug Problem, to establish effective measures for people who use drugs, according to the agency.UNAIDS advocates for the full engagement of civil society as an essential source of information and advocacy, especially in places where repressive policies and practices are the norm.The organization also promotes human rights and health services, targeting harm reduction and HIV services, community-led responses and the removal of drug- and HIV-related stigmas and discrimination. UNAIDS recommendations: Support civil society’s full engagement as a source of information and to provide community-led services. Ensure that all drug users have access to prevention, testing and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections. Invest in human rights programmes and health services.
Coach of the Serbian National Team, Veselin Vukovic, announced an official squad for the “Nation Cup” – preparation tournament in three Serbian cities, Belgrade, Nis and Vrsac, in the halls where EHF EURO 2012 in January will took place.Serbian NT for the “Nation Cup” – 3-6.11.2011goalkeepersi: Darko Stanić, Dragan Marjanac, Strahinja Milić.wings: Ivan Nikčević, Filip Marjanović, Rajko Prodanović, Milan Đukić, Slobodan Pavić.line players: Rastko Stojković, Alem Toskić, Bojan Beljanski.left backs: Momir Ilić, Nenad Vučković, Momir Rnić, David Rašić.playmakers: Žarko Šešum, Nikola Manojlović, Petar Nenadić.right backs: Marko Vujin, Ivan Stanković.reserves:goalkeepers: Danimir Ćurković, Radivoje Ristanović.line players: Uroš Vilovski.left wing: Dobrivoje Marković.playmakers: Nemanja Pribak, Luka Mitrović.Thursday 3rd November, Nis, Hall Cair: Serbia – Hungary (18 hours), Czech Republic – Croatia (20).Saturday 5th November, Belgrade, Pioneer Hall: Serbia – Croatia (18) Hungary – Czech Republic (20).Sunday 6th November, Vrsac, Hall Millennium: Serbian – Czech Republic (18) Croatia – Hungary (20). “Handball Nation Cup”Mladen BojinovićVeselin Vukovic ← Previous Story Champions League: Team of the Round 4 Next Story → Marcus Ahlm “Zebra” until 2013 – THW Kiel with four line players?