On October 26, 2015, we addressed a letter towards Mr. John Baskozos – General Secretary of the Health Ministry, by which the signatory NGOs – «Diogenis», PRAKSIS, Greek Association of People living with HIV “Positive Voice“, “Center for Life” for the support of people living with HIV/AIDS, Hellenic Liver Patients Association “Prometheus” and the Greek Drug & Substitute Users Union – welcome his statement concerning the elimination of the waiting list within the next year and the direct access of drug users in treatment/substitution programs provided by the Hellenic Organization Against Drugs. With this letter, we are stressing out the need for such interventions and declare our support for any related initiative. As representatives of civil society, we remain vigilant as far as it concerns the implementation of the promises made by the state, while ensuring that the quality of the provided services is going to be maintained at the necessary quality levels for the needs of all beneficiaries.
You can read the letter here in Greek.
Association Diogenis on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking participates in the campaign “Support. Don’t Punish.” in co-operation with the NGOs Praksis and Greek Drug Users Union with a short video in Greek.
In the Press Release the civil society organizations, Association Diogenis – Positive Voice – Center for Life – Praksis – Prometheus – Greek Drug Users Union, have published they highlight the need for change in drug policy and practise in order to ensure the protection of health and human rights.
May 7, International Harm Reduction Day:
The Right to Physical and Mental Health of people that make use of addictive substances.
On the occasion of the International Harm Reduction Day, 6 civil society’s organizations in Greece, support the right of people who use psychoactive substances to health and to equal access to physical and mental health services without discrimination.
See press release εδώ. (in Greek)