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Harm Reduction Academy - register now!

Dear colleagues,


We are delighted to announce that registration for the first Cycle of Harm Reduction Academy in now open! You can register for participation in the 2016 course until December 1, 2015, following the link: http://www.aidsalliance.org.ua/en/hracademy/index.html

Harm Reduction Academy is a global learning, dialogue and skills building course established with the vision to end AIDS and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.

Over the course of six months, three exciting weeks will be dedicated to lecture hours, combined with practical field visits in three countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Course participants will learn:

·     how to evaluate the needs of a given drug using community and how to effectively develop response programs;
·     which interventions and their combinations have the highest capacity of epidemic impact in the given context;
·     how to allocate the scarce resources most effectively with maximum health and social outcome;
·     how to reach to drug users and motivate behavior change and link them to key medical services insuring adherence.

Harm Reduction Academy will bring together individuals with a mix of international backgrounds ensuring professional and cultural diversity in the classroom and the field. We hope that the participation in the Academy itself will lead to establishment of effective networks and joint global harm reduction initiatives by the alumni.

More detailed description of the course is available following this link and in the brochure attached: http://www.aidsalliance.org.ua/en/hracademy/index.html

Limited scholarships will be available for the most distinguished candidates with the strongest capacities to influence the development of harm reduction programs in their national contexts.

Apply now to become a leader in harm reduction and to make a real difference in responses to drug use driven HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics! Please, kindly share this information with potential candidates who can benefit from the course.