Ingo Michels explains the details of the Solid-Exceed project, outlining the activities that will take place between 2020 and 2024, and focusing on the four goals of the project:
Lectures delivered by Heino Stöver on Monday, 26 October, as part of the SOLID October School 2020
In the 8-part video lecture series Heino Stöver provides insights into the healthcare for marginalised persons, using and example of drug users in prisons. Incarcerated people are often denied the basic medical care that is generally available to people in the civic society. Harm reduction interventions available in society are often unavailable or very restricted in prison settings. Prof. Stöver starts with providing an international picture of the issue, presents recent evidence from European studies, and discusses in detail specific interventions: opioid substitution treatment, needle exchange programs, and condom programs to reduce sexual risks. In the final sections he discusses post-release mortality and overdose prevention programs.
Watch presentation by Zhyldyz Bakirova on Social Work in Kyrgyzstan
The course provides a useful introduction to themes related to the transmission of infections for anyone working with people affected by or at risk of infections deseases. This might included people who work in homelessness, communnity services, harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, non-clinical health services and youth services.
This course provide general information and is not designed for health professionals. This course is available to all and the content is not for clinical practice and is not to be considered medical advice.
When you study our course you'll gain a general introduction to infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. This course is divided into two parts. In part one you'll learn about signs and symptoms: the flu, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. In part two you'll learn about sign and symptoms: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital warts, genital herpes, Trichomonas Vaginalis and Syphilis. We also explain how works pre- and post-test counselling.
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. This course takes approximately 40-50 minutes to complete. Each part consists of materials to read or watch, and ends with a short quiz to check your knowledge.
Presentations about Social Work in Kazakhstan
The presentation focuses on evidence-based psycho-social interventions to treat addictions. Azizbek Boltaev answers the following questions: (1) What is a psychosocial intervention and what is not? (2) What types of psychosocial intervention exist? (3) What does evidence-based mean?
Prisons are not the right place for treating drug dependent men and women, and countries should develop policies for alternatives to imprisonment. As long as these alternatives have not been developed and implemented, prison authorities are faced with this specific population, in need of treatment, care and support. Research has shown that substitution therapy is the most effective way to treat opioid dependence, to reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission, and to reduce the risk of overdose.
The course is based on the expertise of scientists and medical doctors/psychiatrists/healthcare professionals working in the field of substitution treatment in prisons. Relevant international literature and databases have been reviewed in order to develop the best evidence-based guidance. The publication follows the guidance and recommendations of several international publications such as the WHO Regional Office for Europe: Prisons and Health, 2014. A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health, the UNODC/UNAIDS/WHO framework for HIV prevention, care, treatment and support in prison settings, as well as the WHO/UNAIDS/UNODC Evidence for actions technical paper: Interventions to address HIV in prisons – Drug dependence treatment.
See "Introduction" for more information about the course.
Watch the presentation by Min Zhao on Drug Addiction treatment and rehabilitation in China
Watch presentation by Nurgul Musaeva on Social Work in Kyrgyzstan.
The meaning of recovery from drug use, The challenges of collecting data with youth in recovery, The national drug discourse in Azerbaijan
Self help and self organization of drug users as an important sources for solving drug- and drug policy related problems