NDARC’s Professor Kate Dolan has been appointed joint editor of a special edition of the Harm Reduction Journal focussing on harm reduction in Asia. The issue will accompany the 24th International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur in October 2015, and the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Dhaka in November 2015.
The thematic issue will document and explore the current state of harm reduction across Asia, examining the development of a harm reduction response to HIV and AIDS epidemics, evidence of its effectiveness and challenges to its further implementation and integration into health and criminal justice systems. The issue will contain overviews of the epidemiology and scale of implementation of harm reduction across the Asian regions, exemplar case studies of the introduction of harm reduction programmes, critical analysis and commentary.
Papers reporting original research will be considered.