At the end of August, I represented the IAHPC at a multi-stakeholder meeting in Geneva sponsored by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). At this follow-up to Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution 48/3 on older persons, we discussed the recent OHCHR report on protection gaps for older persons, including lack of access to palliative care.
I then attended an International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) meeting on “Adequate Levels of Opioid Consumption for Medical Purposes” in Vienna. The meeting’s goal was to provide the INCB with a set of recommendations to serve as the basis for a reliable tool to evaluate the adequacy of opioid consumption in various countries, as related to medical needs. Once we receive those recommendations, which will contribute to the ongoing global debate on availability and access to opioid analgesics, I will report on them here.
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