Advocacy for OST access for Ukrainians in hosting European countries

EHRA together with a number of partners sent out a statement on the urgency and approaches to ensure continuity of essential life-saving treatments for Ukrainians who have to flee their country due to the ongoing war, with a particular focus on two areas – HIV and opioid dependency.

The statement was sent out to:

Ms. Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Ms. Sandra Gallina, Director General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Ms. Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs
Mr. Pascal Canfin, MEP, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
Ms. Sara Cerdas, co-Chair of the European Parliament’s Working Group on Health
Ms. Stéphanie Seydoux, French Ambassador for Global Health
Mr. Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs
Mr. Vlastimil Válek, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic
Ms. Pavla Chomynová, Head of the Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
Mr. Adam Niedzielski, Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland
Mr. Piotr Jabłoński, Director, National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Republic of Poland
Ms. Anna Marzec-Bogusławska, Director, National AIDS Centre, Republic of Poland
Mr. Vladimír Lengvarský, Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic
Mr. Ľubomír Okruhlica, Chief Expert of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for drug addiction medicine
Mr. Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Capacities of the Republic of Hungary
Mr. Alexandru Rafila, Minister of Health of Romania
The Romanian National Anti-drug Agency
The Romanian National Centre for Mental Health
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Download PDF version of the statement here