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Addressing and Preventing Overdose Deaths in Italy

In the fight against opioid overdoses, the Villa Maraini Foundation (VM), established by Dr. Massimo Barra and a key player in the Rome Consensus 2.0, has been pivotal. Since 1976, VM has developed comprehensive services for pathological addictions, emphasizing user-centered approaches. Despite Italy’s proactive stance on making Naloxone available without prescription, many pharmacies lack the nasal spray form, highlighting the need for better protocols and training for first responders. VM’s Street Unit, active since the early ’90s, has conducted over 3000 overdose interventions in high-risk areas, demonstrating unwavering commitment to saving lives.

Advancing Together: The Rome Consensus 2.0 Highlights at CND67

“At the Forefront of Change: Rome Consensus 2.0 at CND67 for Humanitarian Drug Policy Reform”

At the 67th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the Rome Consensus 2.0 alliance stood as a beacon of humanitarian reform, advocating for health-focused, rights-based, and sustainable approaches to drug policies. This pivotal event in Vienna marked a significant stride towards harm reduction, spotlighting our collaborative efforts for policy transformation. With strategic encounters, from high-level meetings to impactful parallel events, we fostered dialogue and set the stage for innovative, humane solutions in drug policy. As we navigate challenges and celebrate milestones, our journey at CND67 reinforces our dedication to shaping a world where drug policies prioritize dignity, health, and human rights.

Reinforcing Humanitarian Commitment: Rome Consensus 2.0 Statements at CND67

During the 67th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reaffirmed its commitment to a humanitarian drug policy centered on humanity, health, and human rights. Through two fundamental statements, presented in both the regular session and the high-level segment, the Rome Consensus 2.0 highlights the importance of addressing the global drug problem with compassion, scientific evidence, and a focus on equity in health access.

Charting the Humanitarian Course: Revealing Progress in Drug Policy at the CND67

“Championing Empathy in Global Drug Policy: Highlights from the CND67 Rome Consensus 2.0 Event”

At the heart of the 67th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) session, the Rome Consensus 2.0 side event shone as a hallmark of progress and unity in the pursuit of humanitarian drug policies. Under the theme “Humanitarian Practices and Alignment with the Rome Consensus 2.0 in Drug Policies,” this gathering underscored a shared commitment to redefining the global approach to drug policy through empathy, collaboration, and effective, compassionate frameworks. A beacon for change, the event epitomized the collective ambition to foster policies that not only address the challenges of drug use but also uphold the dignity and well-being of individuals worldwide.