Dr. Bijan Nassirimanesh is a medical doctor, one of the founders of Persepolis, the first NGO providing needle exchange service in Iran.
Allan Clear is the executive director of the New York based Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC, www.harmreduction.org).
Bijay Pandey is a drug user activist from Nepal, a member of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD, www.inpud.org) his group operates a syringe exchange program which is not officially supported by the government. He emphasizes the importance of media advocacy for user groups.
Milena Naydenova is an active drug user, founding member of a user group in Bulgaria and a member of the Internal Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), www.inpud.org
Stijn is the head of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD), more info: www.inpud.org
Ethan Nadelmann is the executive director of the largest drug policy reform organization in the U.S., the Drug Policy Alliance (www.drugpolicy.org ). Earlier he was a professor at the Princeton University.
Danny Kushlick is director of Transform Drug Policy Foundation.
Is sex work always a rape? Can women give their consent to do sex work? Can we speak about harm reduction among sex workers like among drug users?
Dr Alex Wodak is the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital. He was also President of the International Harm Reduction Association for several years, he is the author (with Ron Owen) of “Drug Prohibition: a call for change” published by UNSW Press.
Annette Verster works for the HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization in Geneva, she coordinates all activities related to HIV prevention. She speaks about the conclusions of an investigation on on prisons and harm reduction which WHO commissioned recently.