A new publication from the Pompidou Group presents experiences and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic by frontline workers on the one hand, and people who use drugs on the other. It builds on practice examples from 21 countries submitted on the Pompidou Group’s Save Lives – Protect People platform.
The interviews, articles and reports in the publication showcase valuable experiences and approaches to fight the pandemic across countries, seen through the eyes of experts, frontline workers delivering services under challenging conditions of a COVID-19 outbreak and the people who benefit from those services.
The publication is therefore a valuable source of information for drug treatment and harm reduction professionals, researchers and policy makers for understanding the impact of the pandemic on this often underserved and marginalised group, as well as insights into the daily fight of health and social workers and the support they need to overcome the unprecedented crisis linked to the pandemic.
Council of Europe