19th July 2019
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ORATION: RENEWED CALLS FOR NEEDLE & SYRINGE PROGRAMS IN PRISON
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League’s (AIVL) World Hepatitis Day Oration will open with an address by Australian Government Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, outlining priorities in the new National Hepatitis Strategies. The Minister’s address will be followed by presentations from other key national and ACT organisations highlighting the importance of custodial settings in terms of Australia’s comprehensive national focus on the elimination of hepatitis C in particular, and how the implementation of needle and syringe programs (NSP) in custodial settings is an important initiative within this broader context.
Around 100 people will be attending the event in Canberra, including federal, state and territory politicians, heads of key non-government organisations and health and corrections policy experts from around the country.