RENEWED CALLS FOR NEEDLE & SYRINGE PROGRAM IN ACT PRISON.
Former ACT Health Minister and outgoing President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, Michael Moore AM, will be renewing calls for a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) in the ACT’s prison when he delivers the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) World Hepatitis Day Oration.
WHEN: Tuesday 24 July 2018
WHERE: Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Canberra
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
RSVP essential to:
Carolyn Murphy on (02) 6279 1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday 17 July 2018
In July 2018, it will be seven years since the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) handed down its report for the ACT Government into implementation of a NSP at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). The response to the PHAA report made the implementation of a NSP in the AMC ACT Government policy. Yet, seven years later, a NSP has yet to be established in the ACT’s prison.
AIVL’s World Hepatitis Day Oration is being held in association with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA).