First steps in harm reduction: the Lebanese pharmacists' experience

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: AKEL, Marwan (Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Co-author(s): Marwan Akel: Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Abstract:

    The approach to harm reduction in Lebanon can be described as “timid”. Since 2007, the issue has been addressed by the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA). It is estimated that some 626 000 people inject drugs in the region.

    Lebanon was one of the first countries in the Middle East to introduce an OST program in

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