Category Archives: Harm Reduction & Drug Use

Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: A summary

by Ute Pieper, Arabella Hayter and Maggie Montgomery World Health Organization, 2017 30 pp. 434 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259491/1/WHO-FWC-WSH-17.05-eng.pdf?ua=1 The waste produced in the course of health care activities, from contaminated needles to radioactive isotopes, can cause infection and injury, and inadequate … Continue reading

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Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development

Technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program Executive summary by Patricio V. Marquez and Blanca Moreno-Dodson Worldbank Group, 2017 20 pp 420 kB http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/726831505802275018/pdf/119792-v1- REVISED-TobaccoTaxReform-ExecutiveSummary-web-002.pdf There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Line Up Live Up Trainer Manual

Life Skills Training through Sport to Prevent Crime, Violence and Drug Use by Peer van der Kreeft United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), August 2017 126 pp. 12.4 MB http://www.unodc.org/documents/dohadeclaration/Sports/Trainer_Manual_eBook_fina l.pdf Designed to assist coaches, trainers, youth workers … Continue reading

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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017

Monitoring Tobacco Use and Prevention Policies by Virginia Arnold, Lubna Bhatti, Gina Daniel et al. World Health Organization, 2017 268 pp. 5.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255874/1/9789241512824-eng.pdf?ua=1 The report finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings … Continue reading

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World Drug Report 2017

Booklet 1: Executive Summary – Conclusions and Policy Implications by Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Chloé Carpentier, Angela Me et al. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), June 2017 36 pp. 4.2 MB http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Booklet_1_EXSUM.pdf In 2015 about a quarter of a … Continue reading

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Treating tobacco dependence: guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG

by O. C. P. Van Schayck, S. Williams, V. Barchilon et al. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (2017) 27:38 12 pp. 577 kB https://www.nature.com/articles/s41533-017-0039-5.epdf A quarter of the world population still smokes and at least one out of every two smokers … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Making Africa Smoke-Free

by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Harry Lando and Gan Quan Health E-News, The South African Health News Service, May 31, 2017 Read online at: https://www.health-e.org.za/2017/05/31/challenge-making-africa-smoke-free/ There is no doubt that the tobacco industry is losing huge influence in richer countries, as fewer … Continue reading

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Tobacco control: Developing an innovative and effective global strategy

The PLOS Medicine Editors PLoS Med 14(5): e1002308 – Published: May 30, 2017 3 pp. 370 kB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002308&type=printable World No Tobacco Day falls on May 31, 2017, and this year has the plausible theme “Tobacco – a threat to … Continue reading

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Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview

by Stella Bialous, Clifton Curtis, Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet et al. World Health Organization, 2017 72 pp. 839 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255574/1/9789241512497-eng.pdf?ua=1 This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the … Continue reading

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