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Published in May 2008, this major report – The Global State of Harm Reduction 2008: Mapping the Response to Drug-Related HIV and Hepatitis C Epidemics – provides a region-by-region assessment of drug-related HIV and hepatitis C epidemics, as well as the extent of harm reduction policy and programmatic responses from multilateral agencies, government and civil society. It is designed to be an advocacy and reference tool for a wide range of audiences, including international donor organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies, non-governmental and community-based organisations, including organisations and groups of people who use drugs, researchers and the media.
The report is the result of long-term collaboration between Harm Reduction International’s HR2 (harm reduction and human rights) team and harm reduction networks, researchers, and organisations of people who use drugs around the world to allow Harm Reduction International to gather the most reliable data to reflect the situation in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. The report will enable Harm Reduction International to engage with and work alongside a wide range of partners around the world – such as regional harm reduction networks, international human rights organisations and HIV and drug policy organisations – to advocate and lobby for harm reduction.