The development of a National Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) Strategic Framework

  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date:
  • Expected end date: June 2009
  • Completion date: June 2009
  • Funded by: Department of Health Services, Victoria
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The aim of this project is to undertake as the lead agency in a consortium which will include the Centre for Harm Reduction at the Burnet Institute, National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) and the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR). These agencies represent a partnership which traverses diverse policy and reserearch expertise and geographic territory. This consortium is a unique combination including previous experience developing national strategies, expertise in NSP service delivery both in Australia and internationally and drug and alcohol, HIV and HCV qualitative and quantitative research. The consortium will establish a strategic framework for the NSP sector that can be mutually supported and achieved across all of Australia's states and territories.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Principal Investigator: John Ryan,
  • Co-investigator: Professor Lisa Maher, University of NSW
  • Co-investigator: Professor Robert Power, Burnet Institute
  • Co-investigator: David Voon,
  • Co-investigator: Amy Kirwan,
  • Co-investigator: Claire Mackinlay,

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