“Nai Zindagi has become the main driving force over the past couple of years in support and care for People Who Inject Drugs in Pakistan. Vision, dedication and the quality of its management make Nai Zindagi a highly regarded Principal Recipient of the Global Fund. The rise of HIV prevalence in the PWID community is beyond alarming, and much more needs to be done in terms of coverage and provision of comprehensive harm reduction services. Residential and Outpatient Drug Treatment are key in allowing HIV positive PWID to benefit from regular access to Antiretroviral Therapy. The early determination of indication for treatment facilitates referral and hence access to ART. The Global Fund is proud to support Nai Zindagi in its efforts to make human rights-based care and prevention accessible to all PWID who need it.”
Dr Werner Buehler
Senior Fund Portfolio Manager, High Impact Unit ASIA
Grant Management Division, The Global Fund
In 1999 we initiated Harm Reduction as a response to prevent HIV among street based persons who inject drugs.
Currently Global Fund HIV Grant implemented by Nai Zindagi is the largest intervention in the prevention of HIV in Pakistan.