Biregional Strategy for Harm Reduction, 2005-2009: HIV and Injecting Drug Use
Harm reduction is a comprehensive package of policies and programs to reduce the adverse health, social, and economic consequences of mood altering substances to individuals, drug users, their families and their communities.
The Bi-regional Strategy for Harm Reduction 2005 - 2009 draws on international good practice and regional experience to develop a strategy for Asia and the Pacific and elaborating on the contributions of the World Health Organization Regional and Country Office's to support these efforts.
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