INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY: CALLS FOR GREATER FOCUS ON PREVENTION & HARM REDUCTION

2 September 2019

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is calling for a greater focus on key prevention and harm reduction initiatives on International Overdose Awareness Day. In particular, AIVL is calling for the implementation of widespread peer distribution of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone and enhanced resourcing for peer-based overdose prevention programs across the country.

AIVL WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ORATION 2019

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.