The team at CSAW Health acknowledges that there are limited opportunities for dissemination of information and discussions in the HR field across state, territory and national boundaries. To increase these opportunities we have approached key leaders in the Harm Reduction field and invited them to be involved in the Mentor Program through which interested members can contact highly-regarded professionals in this field with their questions.
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""Between 1991 and 2000, needle and syringe programs were estimated to prevent around 25,000 cases of HIV and 21,000 cases of hepatitis C, an economic saving of between $2.4 and $7.7 billion for an investment of $150 million."The Prevention Of Substance Use, Risk And Harm In Australia A Review Of The Evidence (Loxley, Toumbourou, Stockwell, 2004)"
"In terms of the effectiveness of NSPs in preventing hepatitis C infection, it is estimated that between 1988 and 2001, 21,000 hepatitis C infections were prevented across Australia among people who inject. Consequently it is estimated that 16,000 cases of hepatitis C will have been prevented and 90 hepatitis C-related deaths avoided by 2010. "