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GPHN is a network of individuals and organisations working together to help improve the health of communities around the world, by focussing on evidence-based approaches to reducing harm. GPHN aims to share research and experience across all relevant sectors, and has a particular interest in the roles that partnership approaches, the use of community assets, and creativity can play in effectively tackling complex problems.

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Visit in Central Asia
At the beginning of March, we spent time visiting four Central Asian countries, engaging in discussions about psychoactive substance treatment
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Mental Health Conference in Moldova
We came to Chișinău to attend a conference "All Together for mental health: trauma and it's prices for humanity" to learn more about the experiences of our colleagues and share ours.
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Experts meeting in Tajikistan
In November we took part in an expert meeting on "Innovative approaches to the prevention of The concept of risk factor harm reduction. Experience of other countries" NCDs.
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CHI23 Bishkek Conference
On 27 and 28 April, the twelfth City Health conference took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with representatives coming from 16 countries.
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Our Projects and Activities

Social Work and Strengthening NGOs

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the ‘Social work and strengthening NGOs in development cooperation to treat drug addiction’ (SOLID) project alongside multiple European partners.

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Harm Reduction Database
Publications, Knowledge Base and E-Learning Courses

Our partner website - - collates and disseminates data and knowledge about harm reduction approaches and policies on drug use and related risks.

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CHI 2024 Shanghai
City Health International Conference

We are thrilled to announce that the next City Health Conference will take place in Shanghai (China) on the 26th of April. Our gathering aims to delve into the critical issues surrounding mental health and substance use, particularly exploring the intersectionality of these challenges and the role of social work—a crucial but often overlooked aspect.

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David's Blog - Most Recent Entries

David's Blog #69: From the Ground Up
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David’s blog #68: Broken, Wanting, and Not Fit for Purpose
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David's blog #67: Dates, Doom, Doughnuts, and the Value of Breakfast
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