WHO vs. Clement–winner?

August 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

I know I blog way too much about supervised injection sites but this is interesting:

Globe: Clement’s Insite attack leaves WHO red-faced

MEXICO CITY — The World Health Organization has strongly endorsed safe injection sites like Vancouver’s Insite as one of the “priority interventions” that countries should implement to slow the spread of HIV-AIDS, a view that was swiftly and firmly rejected by Canada’s Health Minister.

“Allowing and/or encouraging people to inject heroin into their veins is not harm reduction, it is the opposite. … We believe it is a form of harm addition,” Tony Clement said Tuesday in Mexico City, where he is attending the XVII International AIDS Conference.

Entry filed under: safe injection sites, social issues.

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