Letter: Protect The Right to Health of People Who Use Drugs During COVID-19

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has joined leaders in harm reduction to call on the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health to provide guidance to states on how to promote and protect the right to health of people who use drugs in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 emergency poses unprecedented challenges, creating new vulnerabilities and exacerbating existing ones. In this context, people who use drugs have unique needs and face unique risks due to criminalization, stigma, underlying health issues, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to adequate housing and healthcare.

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