The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was launched in late 2015 with core funding from the European Union (EU), and is being implemented by 23 partners in 18 EU Member States. Twelve collaborating partners are contributing additional expertise, among them the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). More information about the project HAREACT you can find on this side: www.hareact.eu
This project is a continuation of the previous project - CARE. There were two new open and self-paced courses: "Prison needle and syringe programmes" and "Condom distribution program in prison". We also launched the knowledge hub: HarmReduction.EU
The Knowledge Hub is:
- the knowledge center and capacity building instrument for policy-makers and service providers
- the way to collect (new) examples of good practice on the related health interventions
- the source to disseminate the project findings, result and deliverables of the overall project
The website contains the following content categories:
- Information on the project itself
- Products from the project like documents/reports
- Collected examples of best practices
- Tailor-made introductions describing the various content items and lessons learned from the best practices
- Resource center with a wide variety of "recommended reading"
In this project we use social learning and Knowledge Pills (via Twitter and Facebook). The knowledge hub HarmReduction.eu will be continued.