INSIGHTS | Dr Alex Wodak

In our video series, INSIGHTS, we interview public health leaders to glean some pearls of wisdom about what important developments they have witnessed over the course of their careers. In this video we speak to Dr Alex Wodak, Emeritus Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital about the history and the challenges of drug law reform in Australia as well as developments overseas. Dr Alex Wodak helped establish the first needle syringe program and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia. He often works in developing countries on HIV control among injecting drug users.

This video was originally developed for Web CIPHER – a website for health decision makers and those interested in evidence informed policy.

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