Panel discussion

Wednesday 02 May 2018, 18:30 - 19:45

The Opioid-fuelled Overdose Crisis in North America: an International Perspective

Organised with the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In 2016 the overdose epidemic sweeping across North America cost some 64,000 lives in the United States alone, two-thirds of which were linked to opioids. This event discusses the roots of this epidemic, its social and economic impacts, and ways to address them, taking into account the response and policies conducted in other countries and continents.

Introduction: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


  • Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs
  • Michel Kazatchkine, Commissioner of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former Executive Director of the Global Fund
  • Barbara Broers, Head of Dependencies Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
  • Mariãngela Simão, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization


Moderator: Suerie Moon, Director of Research, Global Health Center, Graduate Institute

Les intervenants et le public ont la possibilité de s'exprimer en français s'ils le souhaitent.

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