Living library project on AIDS Memorial Day where the ‘books’ were real people with stories of their own to share © 2008 Alliance Ukraine Participants in the Photovioce project, India © 2006 Jenny Mathews / Alliance / Photovoice

CASE STUDY:
Providing the evidence: the benefits of harm reduction

 

Aids Alliance
Kenya’s east coast is part of a major route for the drug trade, particularly for opiates such as heroin. So while heroin has been readily available, access to safer injecting equipment has not.

The most significant story of 2012 for the four-year, five country Community Action on Harm Reduction programme (CAHR) was the establishment of a needle exchange programme in four towns on the east cost of Kenya – to demonstrate the benefits of this approach.

In December 2012 these programmes reached 140 people who inject drugs. These may seem modest figures, but they show harm reduction starting to make its mark in Kenya after years of resistance.

LINKING ORGANISATION

Kenya

START & END DATES

2011-2014

DONOR

Government of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BUZA)

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