‘Why Harm Reduction Should Drive Public Health Policies’

On October 26, 2023

President of the African Medical Association, Dr. Kgosi Letlape, has tasked African governments to adopt harm reduction approaches when regulating public health challenges.

Speaking during the third annual Harm Reduction Exchange themed: ‘Amplifying the voice of Harm Reduction advocacy across Africa’, Dr Letlape said harm reduction is a more transformative strategy than prohibition-based policies and is better than simply advocating for complete abstinence.

Letlape who also heads the Association of Medical Councils of Africa said harm reduction is a better approach to reducing tobacco-related death and disease.