New harm reduction tool
In 2014 Mainline conducted a large-scale study among GHB users in the Netherlands and Belgium. In the new year Mainline will present a harm reduction tool to reduce the risk of passing out or overdosing on GHB. Read more
Nine ways of harm reduction through a human rights based approach
Harm Reduction is usually framed as a public health approach and a cost-effective way to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS and other infectious diseases like Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. But harm reduction is in essence also a human rights approach!
The Bridging the Gaps programme allows organisations in nine countries to put human rights to practice in working with people who use drugs (PUD). This and more in the new edition of the Bridging the Gaps newsletter, read more
A presidential award to the fight against HIV and AIDS
Aslam Andi Muhammad, director of LARAS (one of Mainlines partners in Indonesia) won an award for his dedication to the fight against HIV and AIDS in East-Kalimantan province in Indonesia. It was the then Vice President of Indonesia, Honourable Boediono, who handed Aslam the award for his work during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, 2014.
The inspiring story on how Aslam started his work and founded LARAS was covered by the Jarkata Globe. Read more
Webinar about harm reduction
Mainline and Health4Men joint forces on 30 October to introduce organisation that work with men who have sex with men to harm reduction.
Curious? Click here & listen to this webinar
Training & consultancy
Mainline provides many different training courses, national as well as international, in the field of drug use, harm reduction and rehabilitation.
Mainline gave in september this year a training in Georgia to employees in the prison system (working at the probation and correctional Department). The training gave tools to support psychosocial rehabilitation of (former)prisoners and probationers in the context of repeated crime preventionon. Read more
Capacity strengthening of our local partner
A good example of Mainline's capacity building of the FMS is the assesment we did in June with one of our partners in Indonesia: LARAS.
Read our article: 'Capacity strengthening - building a better financial management system'.
Hepatitis C - in Georgia
Mainline started a new project in Georgia per October 2014. We will work to gain a deeper understanding of the ‘Hepatitis C (HCV) cascade of care’ for people who use drugs.