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Call for expression of interest in membership of the EUDA Scientific Committee

Today, the EMCDDA has launched a call for expression of interest in membership of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA). The EUDA, which will replace the EMCDDA, will begin operations on 2 July 2024, the day on which its founding regulation enters into application. The role of the Scientific Committee is to assist the EUDA Management Board and Executive Director by delivering opinions on any scientific matter concerning the agency's activity which they may submit to it. Each member of the EUDA Scientific Committee will be appointed for a four-year period, which…
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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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