Since 2011, Nai Zindagi is implementing the Global Fund HIV Grant to Pakistan as one of the Principal Recipients with a mandate to implement scaling up HIV prevention and harm reduction services to injecting drug users, their spouses and children in 30 districts of Pakistan from all four provinces.
The Global Fund HIV grant (PAK-H-NZT) was implemented in 2016 -2017 in continuation of the earlier Global Fund supported grants with similar approach and program design.
Comprehensive and needs based services based on a continuum of care model for people who inject drugs, their wives and children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan - 2012
Based on key findings of the RSA it is evident that the selection of Rawalpindi as a city where PWIDs are in dire need of HIV prevention services is correct. Mapping data clearly indicated the need for program based on out reach rather than a static drop in center, to reach maximum coverage. It is also obvious that for HIV prevention services like SNEP (syringe needle exchange program) to be popular and have a high up take by PWIDs, provision of drug treatment services is essential particularly in the absence of OST treatment that is currently not available in Pakistan. Almost 90% of the PWIDs in Rawalpindi belong to the city and fifty percent of street based PWIDs reside with families. It was decided that families of PWIDs should be engaged from the very start in order to access this available community based support for follow up post drug treatment and/or for HIV and AIDS related on going care and support.
HIV and AIDS related diagnostics , treatment for HIV positive persons using drugs
Supported by MAINLINE through Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands - 2010
NZ+ was started to cater to the HIV and AIDS related diagnostics, treatment, care and support needs of HIV positive clients. This document is the annual technical report for the year 2010 and describes the origin, objectives, activities undertaken and conclusions drawn as a result of implementing the project. This report also highlights the challenges faced and the solutions to meet the challenges during this year. NZ+’s program was designed to dove-tail with Nai Zindagi’s street based HIV prevention programs for injecting drug users (IDUs) established in the 8 cities of Punjab in collaboration with the Government of Punjab. After VCCT, HIV positive IDUs were referred to NZ+’s residential services for access to extended HIV and AIDS diagnostics, treatment, care and support services in close collaboration with the Public sector.
NZ+ was supported by Mainline and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, to cater specifically HIV and AIDS related diagnostics, treatment, care and support needs of HIV positive persons injecting drugs.
This document is the annual technical report for the year 2009 and describes the origin, objectives, activities undertaken and conclusions drawn as a result of implementing the project. It highlights the challenges faced and the solutions to meet the challenges.
NZ+ is the first program in Pakistan specifically aimed at improving access to quality treatment and care needs of HIV positive persons injecting drugs and their families based on sound principles.
HIV prevention, HIV and AIDS diagnostics, treatment, care and support for married persons injecting drugs, their wives and children. (Lahore), Pakistan - 2008 - 2009
Wives and intimate partners of men who are HIV positive are also vulnerable to HIV transamission. To assess HIV and AIDS programming and other needs of women - wives, children and intimate partners of men injecting drugs the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, (SDC) supported a pilot in 2008.
This is the final technical report for the period September 2008 to December 2009. It highlights the need to include services for wives, intimate partners and children in targeted interventions for people who inject drugs. Services specific to women and children can be incorporated in the existing interventions and easily dovetailed with existing general health care services in the public sector.
In 2005 Nai Zindagi initiated Byabani Farms with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands through MAINLINE and AHRN. Byabani Farms provides skills training and employment to persons affected by poverty, drug use, HIV and AIDS in viticulture and intensive vegetable farming.
Ten hectares of seedless red and white table grapes are planted on leased land leased in Bara Kahu at the foothills of the Himalayas. Employees at Byabani farms receive salary, accommodation and health care. HIV positive clients who constitute 40-55% of our work force have access to free HIV and AIDS related services.