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12 organizations and initiative groups of people who use drugs from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Tajikistan had been selected to act as sub-sub-recipients within the Regional Program.

July 25, 2014 was the last day of the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC), which took place in Melbourne (Australia), and where representatives from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) drew attention of 13,000 conference participants to the critical disablers that make EECA lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to HIV prevention and treatment services; human rights defense; equity; and accountability of governments for national HIV/AIDS responses.

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) invites representatives of people who use drugs community from Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Estonia and Lithuania to participate in a video advocacy training that will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on September 2-5, 2014. Training participants will learn how to develop national advocacy campaigns and improve technical skill of video production. The focus of the training will be on advocacy and campaigning for peer distribution of naloxone in order to reduce the overdose mortality in the European Union.

On 7 - 8 July 2014 Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), as a partner of the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main Project “CARE – Quality and Continuity of Care for Drug Users in Prisons” (CARE) held an Overdose Prevention and Management Training Considering Policy and Practice. The project received funding from the Drugs Prevention and Information Program of the European Commission.

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network hosted a meeting with the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Mr. Danius Puras.

On 1 April 2014 Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) launched a three-year (2014 – 2016) regional program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!”, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Within the said program EHRN requests for Consultancy Services to develop the training module on Services Monitoring Group (SMG) methodology and deliver national trainings and technical support visits to sub-sub-recipients (SSR).

European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) will organize a training on harm reduction for local drug policies on 27-29 October 2014 in Vilnius Lithuania. Interested activists from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia are invited to apply.

Today, on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Eurasian Harm reduction Network expresses its deep concern regarding the poor access to the essential medical and social services for people who use drugs (PUD) in countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

A consortium, consisting of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Harm Reduction (based at Vilnius University Public Health Institute, Faculty of Medicine) has been selected as one of technical assistance providers to projects supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

On 19-20 May 2014 a Regional Forum on healthcare and human rights of people who use drugs took place in Chisinau (Moldova). We invite you to see the Report which provides overview of the Forum and its outcomes.

The present Announcement of the small grants program “Through Peers’ Effort - 2” defines the rules and the procedure for the open grant selection of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) under the project activities, financed by the Robert Carr Fund (RCNF) and The M•A•C AIDS Fund, for the community organizations and initiative groups of people who use drugs and clients of opioid substitution programs in the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.

For the first time Chisinau will host Regional Forum on healthcare and human rights of people who use drugs.

This Call for Proposals is aimed at identifying sub-sub-recipients from the 5 target countries, namely Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, from among community of people who use drugs, including clients of opioid substitution treatment (OST) programs.

On July 7 - 8, 2014, in Vilnius, Lithuania Eurasian Harm Reduction Network is organizing the training on overdose prevention in prisons and upon release, targeted at the key stakeholders from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. Deadline for submitting applications is May 18, 2014.

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network would like to express its serious concerns in relation to forthcoming human rights and public health crises in Crimea as a result of its recent annexation by the Russian Federation.

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