USask students take action to support supervised consumption site, refugee health clinic

University of Saskatchewan medical students are calling on the Government of Saskatchewan to support Saskatoon’s supervised drug consumption site and Refugee Engagement and Community Health (REACH) clinic. The students have penned an open letter requesting funding for Prairie Harm Reduction to ensure that people have a place to use previously attained drugs under medical supervision, check their drugs, and access sterile equipment. While the province previously denied funding to the clinic, the students pointed to SK’s own data to show that the centres will save both lives and money. USask students have also organized a walk to fundraise for the REACH clinic, which provides health care to new refugees. CBC (1)| CBC (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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