2019 | Change story 9: A journey from pilot to scale-up of ART adherence units in Pakistan

People who inject drugs (PWID) represent a large portion of these new infections, and Pakistan lags behind in the 90-90-90 targets. For more than 5 years, Bridging the Gaps partners Nai Zindagi and Mainline have increased access to harm reduction…

2019 | Change story 8: Turning policy into action – the implementation of Kyrgyzstan’s national adherence plan.

A community led and a government study conducted in the country in 2017 showed that PLHIV have access to ART but are struggling to adhere to treatment. Partnership Network, with the support Bridging the Gaps partners the Global Network of People…

2019 | Change story 7: Data for change – using evidence to improve access to HIV services among adolescents in Zimbabwe

Despite declines in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in Zimbabwe, current ART coverage rates of 80% require scaling up, in order to reach the 90-90-90 targets. ITPC and Bridging the Gaps set up CTOs in four health facilities in Zimbabwe…

2019 | Change story 5: Providing health services and information to migrants who use drugs in Central Asia

The number of new HIV cases in Tajikistan among people with a history of international labour migration has increased from 12.3% in 2013 to 14.6% in 2017. AFEW International has played a crucial role in convincing IOM Tajikistan that migrants…

2019 | Change story 3: SANPUD Spurs meaningful involvement of people who use drugs in the fight against HIV in South Africa

Until the formation and professionalization of the South African Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD), there was a lack of meaningful involvement of people who use drugs (PWUD) in the fight against HIV in South Africa. Via SANPUD, PWUD…

2019 | Change story 1: From service recipients to drivers of change – developing adolescent drug users into leaders in Ukraine

AFEW Ukraine has involved most-at-risk youth in localgovernment policy development and service delivery since 2016. The youth leaders received support from the local project staff at every stage of Leaders Project’s planning and implementation.…

This Is How We Do It! Kick-Off Meeting Young Wild and… Free? Community Based Participatory Research

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In March, young community researchers from Kenya, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam gathered in Amsterdam for a three day three-day training organised by Mainline. The purpose of the training was to prepare the community researchers…
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John Kimani, Director of the Kenya Network of Persons Using Drugs (KeNPUD) | “I’d like to hear what works and what doesn’t”

Bridging the Gaps’ 2020 Learning Institute takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 24 to 26 March. Here, people who use drugs, sex workers, and LGBT people gather to share best practices in the HIV response, and to connect with others.…

2019 | Youth Vision: reducing the high HIV prevelance among PWID in Nepal

Since many years, Mainline (through the Bridging the Gaps programme) supported and strengthened the capacity of Nepalese partner Youth Vision to provide quality harm reduction services, research, and lobby efforts in Kathmandu (Nepal). Over…

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