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Canada will install opioid antidote vending machines

Canada Will start installing opioid antidote vending machines in various citiesTests to detect AIDS and COVID, syringes and other health products, due to increase in overdose cases due to drug use and sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS. Vending machines, which will act like those selling drinks or other commercial products, will be installed in four communities in eastern Canada’s New Brunswick province starting this Monday.

The machines have been built by researchers from MAP Center for Urban Health Solutions, a scientific center dedicated to solving health problems in marginalized communities in collaboration with a group of hospitals in the country. The group aims to establish, thanks to the assistance provided by the Canadian federal authorities, 50 vending machines This year is called Hamara Healthbox (“Our Health Box”) and reaches 100 by 2026.

establishment 100 vending machines will allow evaluating their effectiveness To respond to the needs of the community, which will determine the extent of the project.

Between January and June 2022, 3,556 people died of opioid overdose in the country, ie 20 people every day In Canada, people die from consuming these drugs. Many of these deaths could be prevented with the use of products such as naloxone, one of the most effective antidotes against opioid overdose.

The scientists also highlighted that the number of AIDS cases in Canada has been rising steadily over the past five years and the latest figures for 2020 show that four people contract the disease every day in the country. data of Mac Center for Urban Health Solutions Let us say that 10% of people suffering from AIDS in Canada, Nearly 7,000 people do not know they have the disease,

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