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.
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
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.
2nd April 2019
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has welcomed additional investments in blood borne virus (BBV), sexually transmissible infection (STI) and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) initiatives flagged in tonight’s Federal Budget.