© World Health Organization 2014
Author: Mary Henderson
The five key populations—men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prison and confined settings, sex workers and transgender people are disproportionally affected by HIV; they have an increased risk of infection, and yet are the least likely to have access to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services because of widespread stigma and discrimination. One in two new HIV infections worldwide are in these populations.
This document presents case studies describing work on the ‘critical enablers’ that facilitate access to services and create an enabling environment for key populations to access services. The case studies also illustrate innovative approaches to service delivery that increase uptake of HIV services, harm reduction services and retention in care. Many of the programme descriptions feature practical details on implementation strategies.
Nai Zindagi Trust is featured on page 32 of this document.
Nepal – April 2014
This Sub-Regional Consultation on the Prevention of HIV among People who Inject Drugs: Evidence, Engagement and Informed Response is co-organized by RBB, UNAIDS, UNODC and WHO. The consultation was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in April, 2014.
The objective of this consultation was to ensure consensus on evidence-informed HIV programmatic responses based on multi-stakeholder engagement. Supportive actions were identiﬁed to accelerate efforts in reducing and addressing the consequences of HIV infection among PWID, their partners and children in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Second Asian Consultation on the Prevention of HIV related to drug use
(Bangkok) Thailand – January 2010
The Second Asian consultation on HIV related to drug use was held in Bangkok in January 2010. The event, managed by Response Beyond Borders (RBB) – a consortium of civil society organization responding to poverty, drug use and HIV and AIDS in Asia – brought together parliamentarians, government representatives, representatives from affected communities and civil society from 22 countries.The event was managed and co-chaired by Nai Zindagi.
The outcome of this consultation brought to light and attention key areas to support people who use drugs in Asia.
Continuum of Care
A response to Poverty, Drug use, HIV and AIDS
A Publication designed and published by Nai Zindagi Trust for Mainline, Netherlands.
This booklet chronicles the journey undertaken to date by community based organisations, as they have come to understand and respond to the triple nexus of poverty, drug use and HIV in Asia. The journey was made possible through exposure to the environment of drug use in Asia.
Throughout the journey, the trust that was placed in the potential of marginalised individuals and disenfranchised communities was amply vindicated.
Bridging the Gap – Health and for key populations
A meeting co-managed by Nai Zindagi Trust and MAINLINE, Netherlands – Mombassa – Kenya, February 2012
In a joint meeting between Mainline and Nai Zindagi, in November 2011 a decision was taken to plan a project Kick-off meeting for Asian and Kenyan partners to establish a framework of future cooperation in order to implement the project for people using drugs in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan. This project is part of the larger program ‘Bridging the gaps: health and rights for key populations’, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Mombassa, Kenya was selected as the venue for this meeting in order to show commitment that Mainline and its Asian parters have towards the Kenyan organisations.