PRESS RELEASE- International Harm Reduction Day – A call to protest

PRESS RELEASE
Athens, 6/5/2016
May 7th: International Harm Reduction Day
A Call to Protest

On the occasion of the International Harm Reduction Day, “NGO Platform on Psychoactive substances” calls all the relevant stakeholders and interested parties, actively working in the field of Harm Reduction, to gather and protest at the entrance of the Ministry of Health, on Monday, May 9th, at 13.00.

A relevant press release, highlighting the need to enhance and extend harm reduction interventions, their evidence-based effectiveness at global level and the importance of reviewing the existing legal framework in order to better support both the associated activities and the beneficiaries, was also published a year ago. However, despite promises made by the political leadership of the Health Ministry, during the presentation of the annual EMCDDA report in June 2015,  that Harm Reduction interventions will be shielded and protected, no progress has been made in any of our requests.

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