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Bangladesh’s Parliament Should Reject Strict Draft Drug Law, Move Toward More Effective Drug-Control Policy

Project Syndicate: Bangladesh’s Deadly War on Drugs Naomi Burke-Shyne, executive director of Harm Reduction International “…[Under the Bangladesh authorities’ draft law submitted to Parliament,] possession of more than five grams of ‘yaba’ — a methamphetamine-based drug targeted by the government’s crackdown — could be punishable by death. … Despite what…

Report Says U.N. Strategy To Eliminate Illegal Drug Market Failed

CNN: Report says the U.N.’s global ‘war on drugs’ has been a failure “The United Nations’ drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), which has called for a major rethinking of global policy on…

CSIS Releases October 2018 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter: October 2018 In the October 2018 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, highlights publications, podcasts, and past and upcoming events hosted…

More Than 120 U.N. Member States Sign U.S.-Drafted Pledge To Fight Global Drug Problem

Reuters: Some 129 countries sign up to Trump’s pledge at U.N. to fight drugs “Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat…” (Nichols/Mason,…

Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and…

Devex Examines PEPFAR’s $100M Key Populations Investment Fund Announced In 2016

Devex: What happened to PEPFAR’s $100M Key Population Investment Fund? “The head of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has said government bureaucracy prevented her from giving $100 million directly to in-country groups targeting key populations living with HIV. The money will now be delivered through U.S.…

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