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Latest culturally adapted EUPC training course in Portuguese delivered in Brazil

Today, the EMCDDA is kicking off the latest culturally adapted European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) basic training course in Portuguese in Brazil. Under its partnership with the COPOLAD III programme, the EMCDDA has supported the two trainers for this week's five-day online course, whom it has licensed as national trainers for Brazil. The Portuguese version is the first of three culturally adapted editions of the basic EUPC training course being developed under the EMCDDA-COPOLAD partnership and targeted at Latin American and Caribbean countries. Spanish and English versions are currently…
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Key interventions to prevent and control infections among people who inject drugs

Six interventions, one aim: to prevent and control infections among people who inject drugs. In new public health guidance released today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) have joined forces to identify key interventions to address infectious diseases in this population. Reflecting new evidence, infectious disease treatments, and public health concepts, this guidance updates the 2011 edition. Injecting drug use remains a crucial risk factor for acquiring blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis…
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Dialogue with European Parliament on preparations for new agency mandate

Representatives of the European Parliament are visiting the EMCDDA this week to discuss how the agency will adapt to its new mandate in 2024. New legislation published on 30 June grants the EMCDDA stronger powers to tackle current and future drug problems. The EMCDDA will become the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA) on 2 July 2024, the day on which the new regulation enters into application. The EP delegation will be composed of two members of the EP’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE): Isabel Santos, rapporteur for the EUDA Regulation (PT, S&D) and shadow…
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