Zero Discrimination Day, March 1, 2020

Zero Discrimination Day is observed each year on 1 March

On Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, we celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity. Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and, above all, a movement for change. Zero Discrimination Day is helping to create a global movement of solidarity to end all forms of discrimination.

On Zero Discrimination Day this year, UNAIDS is challenging the discrimination faced by women and girls in all their diversity in order to raise awareness and mobilize action to promote equality and empowerment for women and girls.

The United Nations

Past Zero Discrimination Days

  • 2020 / Zero Discrimination Against Women and Girls
  • 2019 / Act to Change Laws and Practices that block people from accessing health and other life-saving services.
  • 2018 / What If campaign (Do You Discriminate?)
  • 2017 / Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination
  • 2016 / Stand Out for Zero Discrimination
  • 2015 / Open Up, Reach Out
  • 2014 / Join the Transformation

State Prescription Drug Return, Reuse, and Recycling Laws

Donate Medicines and Medical supplies

From the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Pharmaceutical donation and reuse programs are distinct prescription drug programs providing for unused prescription drugs to be donated and re-dispensed to patients. Such drug repository programs began with state legislative action in 1997. As of fall 2018 there are 38 states and Guam with enacted laws for donation and reuse.

Although states have passed laws establishing these programs, more than a dozen of these states do not have functioning or operational programs. "Operational programs" are those states that have participating pharmacies, charitable clinics, and/or hospitals collecting and redistributing donated drugs to eligible patients. Some common obstacles are the lack of awareness about the programs, no central agency or entity designated to operate and fund the program, and added work and responsibility for repository sites that accept the donations.

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