New e-learning hub on harm reduction

On 1 December 2016, World AIDS Day, a new electronic learning (e-learning) portal was launched on drug treatment, harm reduction and overdose prevention in custodial settings.

The website offers e-learning courses on the topics of opioid substitution treatment, harm reduction in prisons, needle and syringe programmes in prisons, and condom distribution programmes in prisons. The website also provides a toolbox with various resources, including case studies, reports, training materials, videos, quizzes and questionnaires.

The e-learning hub is intended for a wide range of audiences, including health professionals, prison staff and drug users themselves. All content is publicly available and free of cost.

The website is the product of a European Union-funded project entitled Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction.