The UNIGE, in partnership with The Global Studies Institute and the The Geneva Platform on Human Rights, Health and Psychoactive Substances launches a new MOOC on drugs, drug use, drug policy and health.
PUBLIC EVENT ON JUNE 26th AT 6PM, AT CAMPUS BIOTECH
To mark the launch of this MOOC, the Institute of Global Health of the Faculty of Medicine invites the public to a public debate on drugs and drug policy with speakers from University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, World Health Organization, the Police, or the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD).
Free entry after previous reservation, followed by a cocktail.
Our new MOOC “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health” addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach.
Questions that will be covered in the course include what are drugs, why do people use them and why and how are they controlled; the benefits and harms of drugs to individuals and society worldwide; how public health policies address drug use; the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies ; the special case of the lack of access to opioids and other controlled medicines and finally the case for drug policy reform.
The topics will be presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people using drugs presenting their views.
This course is available on Coursera (www.coursera.org) in English, with Spanish, Russian and French subtitles.