Sub-Saharan Africa - Harm Reduction Policies

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Few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa include an explicit supportive reference to harm reduction in their national policies on HIV or drugs. This is illustrated in the map and table below.

Although policy wording is not necessarily indicative of the implementation of effective harm reduction measures in a country, it does indicate governmental commitment to tackling drug related harms and is therefore an important advocacy target.  

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* Please refer to the full report below for ranges, where these are available. The maps and tables on this page display midpoint averages only.

Download full Global State of Harm Reduction Report (PDF 8.5 MB).

CountryExplicit supportive reference to harm reduction in national policy documents
BFANo
CIVNo
GABNo
GHANo
KENYes
MWINo
MUSYes
NGANo
SENYes
SLENo
ZAFNo
UGANo
TZAYes
ZMBNo
EAZYes

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