Overdose Awareness Day Report -
This is a brief report that sum“International Overdose Awarene
Nepal drug scene started during“Phensedyl” during the early 90’brown sugar and gradually theamong the majority. The HIV inf68% (UNGASS country report, 2drugs has shown declining repneedle syringe program and OSToverdose is one of the major neNepal.Though Naloxone has been listethe service package for peoplelack accurate information and edoverdose response; it has even r and water when their peers gotdiscrimination towards the peoplAugust 31
has been observed asArmy to draw attention aroundAAVASH SAMUHA, a communitymajority of them are living witoverdose awareness day in Nepthe community.
To mark the overdose awarenactivities on this day. Below are t
Orientation on Overdose Recogniti
August, 2011 – AAVASH Sorientation on Overdose Recogat the premises of AAVASH SAMBalkumari , Lalitpur with a motivpeer educators, OST patientsthemselves and can educate coparticipants were from female d16 people actively participated iNikhil Gurung.
arizes the activities performed in course oss Day” on 31
August, 2011 organized by
the late 60’s. With the banned of a coughs by the government, majority switched in thdrug taking pattern took a whole shift froection among the Injecting Drug Users in N003). National HIV infection rate among prt in the last few years with the interventi. In spite of low coverage and quality issueslected issues both at the implementing levelin the essential list of medicine in Nepal buho use drugs. Most of the service centersucation on overdose. Most of the users haveported from the field that some of them praoverdose. This is further compounded by the who use drugs as well as their families.Overdose Awareness Day worldwide, initiatverdose issues.based organization convened by people whHIV and HCV, with its own initiation begial since last year to bring more awareness ass day - 2011, AAVASH SAMUHA organizehe brief summary of the activity performed o
n, Prevention and Response
MUHA organized an hour longition, prevention and responseUHA – Female Drop in Centre atto equipped outreach workers,, so that they can preventmunity at large. Majority of therug use background. Altogether n orientation facilitated by Mr.
yrup drug namede street drugs likeoral to injectingpal was reportedople who injectsn of services liken harm reduction,and policy level inis not included ina