Drugs and Health

Health, Human Rights and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities, disproportionately impacting marginalised and criminalised populations.

We track government responses to COVID-19, the pandemic treaty process, and the use of emergency powers. We document the critical role of community and civil society in service delivery and global health governance, and advocate for evidence and rights-based responses.


of countries

experienced total disruption to harm reduction services in 2020



excluded people detained for drugs from prison decongestion schemes



Expanded take-home OAT options during the pandemic

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