A Head Start on Stopping Overdose

Open Society Foundations Hand holding a box of naloxone
In the United States, an epidemic of overdoses from heroin and other opioids is front-page news. And while it is becoming more accepted to provide drug users and communities there with access to the overdose antidote naloxone, other nations have been slow to do the same. That’s not the case in Italy, which has made the medicine available over the counter for more than 20 years. What can advocates in countries dealing with their own overdose crises learn from Italy’s experience


Drug Policy Reform

Busting the Drug Addiction Myth

Dr. Carl Hart
Dr. Carl Hart has spent his career studying the effects of drugs on the human brain. The science shows us that a fear-based approach to fighting addiction is misleading and often harmful.

Education & Youth

Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

Boy carrying another boy on his back
A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.

Rights & Justice

On Venezuela’s Border with Colombia, the Need for Papers Threatens an Indigenous Way of Life

The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela’s border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.


Mass Incarceration in New York

Men on a bus
In this week’s takeover of Open Society’s Instagram feed, photographer Tomás Mantilla explores mass incarceration as he travels to and from Rikers Island Prison in New York.

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