Regional Conference on Harm Reduction - The State of Harm Reduction and Effective Drug Control Response in West Africa.
The West Africa Drug Policy Network (WADPN) held its first-ever regional online harm reduction conference on “the state of harm reduction and effective drug control response in West Africa” on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 11:00 am.
Harm reduction is fundamental to WADPN’s evidence-based drug policy reform advocacy in the sub-region. Despite evidence of its effectiveness, harm reduction remains largely despised by many countries save a few. The conference, therefore, explored the benefits of harm reduction as an effective alternative to criminalisation and incarceration for minor nonviolent drug offences, particularly problematic drug use.
In case you missed the conference, you can watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4LV7yQ7Pzc
NB: This conference was presented in both French and English, therefore, due to how Zoom interpretation works (keeping the original voices), you will be hearing each language at a time, depending on the presenters' selected options.