DATE AND TIME OF WORKSHOP:
Tuesday 5th April, 16.10 - 17.40pm
TITLE OF WORKSHOP:
Establishing a low-threshold community based opioid substitution treatment (OST) programme
In this workshop you will become familiar with how OST can be delivered by a grass root organization mostly based on peer driven model, with major support from homeless IDUs collaborating with health care professionals in the context of multi-stakeholder involvement. You will learn how this project overcome obstacles and barriers relating to program advocacy, design and evaluation. A practical example will be used of the first low threshold MMT project in harm reduction pilot project in Tehran, Iran established by Persepolis NGO.There will also be a brief history of first buprenorphine trial. International participants are encouraged to actively participate in discussion surrounding low threshold substitution therapy as a possible solution for scaling up OST. Showcasing a practical example of low threshold MMT project in first harm reduction pilot project in Tehran, Iran by Persepolis NGO.
WHO THIS WORKSHOP MIGHT APPEAL TO:
Health care professionals, doctors, nurses, social workers, project managers, grass root organisations.
Bijan Nasiri, Open Society Institute (OSI)
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