Sunday, April 1, 2012

Alex Wodak joins the Board of Australia21

Dr Alex Wodak AM has joined the Board of Australia21.

Alex has been Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital since 1982.

Working with colleagues, Dr Wodak helped to establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (1987), the NSW Users AIDS Association (NUAA) (1989), the Australian Society of HIV Medicine (ASHM) (1989) and, when both required civil disobedience, Australia’s first needle syringe programme (1986) and first medically supervised injecting centre (1999). Dr Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He often works in developing countries on HIV control among injecting drug users.

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