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[Correspondence] The global health and equity imperative for safe consumption facilities

18 Aug 2018

The first safe consumption facility (SCF) opened its doors in 1986, in Bern, Switzerland, intending to curb drug overdose-related deaths and prevent other drug-related harm in people who inject drugs (PWID).1 Since then, communities who have adopted the SCF approach have seen decreases in HIV incidence, injection-related litter and disorder, and drug overdose.2,3 Use of SCFs is also associated with uptake of treatment for drug use and other recovery assistance services.4

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet