The initiative was so successful that the eThekwini Municipality has awarded one of its buildings, Bellhaven Memorial in Greyville, for the purposes of running a full-time harm-reduction centre.
The award was presented at the 2020/21 HSRC-USAf Medal for Excellence in the Social Sciences and Humanities ceremony.
The UFC team, led by Prof Marks, was honoured for their phenomenal contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in developing a responsive and evidence-based programme for homeless people who are heroin-dependent. This with the acknowledgement of the UFC’s sustained research, innovation and engagement track record since its inception in 2014.
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