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 who use drugs need specialised HIV services. Based on a needs assessment conducted by AFEW Tajikistan and AFEW Kyrgyzstan in 2017 indicating that migrating PWUD have unique needs when it comes to HIV and health, AFEW Kyrgyzstan developed information booklets particularly focused on migrants who use drugs.

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