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THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY PHARMACIES ON REGIONAL EQUITY IN THE ACCESS TO THE NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: TEIXEIRA RODRIGUES, António (ANF, Centre for Health Evaluation and Research (CEFAR), Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Miguel Gouveia: Centro de Estudos Aplicados, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
    Margarida Borges: Centro de Estudos de Medicina Baseada na Evidência, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Francesca Fiorentino: Centro de Estudos de Medicina Baseada na Evidência, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Gonçalo Jesus: Centro de Estudos de Medicina Baseada na Evidência, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    José Pedro Guerreiro: Centre for Health Evaluation and Research (CEFAR), ANF, Lisbon, Portugal
    Maria Cary: Centre for Health Evaluation and Research (CEFAR), ANF, Lisbon, Portugal
    Suzete Costa: USFarmácia Collaborative Care, Associação Nacional das Farmácias (ANF), Lisbon, Portugal
    António Vaz Carneiro: Centro de Estudos de Medicina Baseada na Evidência, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Needle Exchange Programs (NEP) aim to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV and HCV infection by changing habits and behavior among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). In Portugal, Kits are currently exchanged by community pharmacies (CP), primary healthcare (PH) facilities, and non-profit organizations including outreach teams and mobile

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Last update 4 October 2019

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