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ID: 418

Type of submission: Workshop

Conference track: Practice

Topics: Harm Reduction Services and Service Provision; Peer-Driven Treatment, Care and Harm Reduction

Presenting author: Judy Chang/Fabienne Hariga

Presenting author biography:

Judy Chang is an MPhil Candidate at the National Drug Research Institute, Australia. She has worked in HIV and community development for the last seven years, with a growing focus on drug policy and human rights. Judy is an Executive Board Member of INPUD.

Implementing comprehensive HIV/Hepatitis C programmes with people who inject drugs: Practical approaches for collaborative interventions

Fabienne Hariga, Judy Chang, Monica Ciupagea

The International Network of people who Use drugs (INPUD) and the United National Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) co-led the development of an implementation tool that is offering practical advice on implementing HIV/HCV programmes for and with people who inject drugs (I-DUIT); aligned with UN guidance; across the full HIV services continuum, including prevention, treatment, care and support interventions. This guidance gives particular attention to programmes run in close partnership with, or by, organizations of people who inject drugs themselves.
In order to support the roll-out of the implementation guide in high priority countries, INPUD and UNODC, with the financial support of Linkages, develops a training of trainer (TOT) package to conduct training of CBOs, Non –governmental and governmental harm reduction programme managers and for sensitization of policy makers at country level.
The aim of the workshop is to increase awareness / capacity of participants to design, implement or to support implementation of harm reduction programmes led by community based organizations or in close partnership.
Methodology: interactive discussions
2 parts:
Part 1: Discussion based on the experience in addressing collaboratively structural issues; community empowerment and; services programming.
Part 2: Preview Interactive training of trainers module: Community Led Harm Reductions Services.
Facilitators of the workshop will be community representatives who contributed to the development of the tool and representatives from partner agencies