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30 March 2021

DUT harm-reduction programme recognised for bold response to pandemic

Berea Mail

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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