Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance
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Harm Reduction project launches Annual Report


An outreach project with fishermen in Malaysia (c) the Alliance

The Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR) project has released its 2011 Annual Report.

The Community Action on Harm Reduction project is an ambitious five-country programme to provide HIV prevention and care services to people who use drugs. This project aims to expand harm reduction services to 180,000 injecting drug users, their partners and children in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia.

CAHR is made possible through a grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands (BUZA).

The report highlights work implemented in the first year of the project under each of its four objectives in all five countries. In the report you can read how:

  • Alliance China has scaled up voluntary counselling and testing for people who inject drugs
  • The CAHR project in India is complementing government services
  • Harm reduction services are expanding in Indonesia
  • The project has been pioneering harm reduction approaches in Kenya
  • A survey with women who use drugs in Malaysia will be used to shape a pilot project targeted at female drug users

You can read the Annual Report on the CAHR project website.

More about CAHR

In pictures: Malaysian fishing communities tackle HIV - This photo gallery on the BBC website looks at the CAHR project’s work with fishermen in Malaysia.

You can find out more about CAHR on the project’s website.