Harm reduction partners call on the United Nations to mobilize an international response to overdose mortality

Date: 31 August 2011

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OD Awareness Day

Several harm reduction partners including the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, the Harm Reduction Coalition (USA), the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and Harm Reduction International are using today; 31st August 2011 - or International Overdose Awareness Day to call upon WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS to mobilize their efforts and play a leading role in a coordinated response to drug overdose mortality on the global level.

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