For 25 years, Mainline has been providing health education, offering training and a lifestyle magazine, and working with partner organizations abroad. All of our activities are dedicated to the principle of harm reduction.
'A common prejudice leads people to believe that people who use drugs can't adhere to their anti-retroviral treatment. This is not true. A report from Pakistan - the result of an independent evaluation - proofs the difference!> Read More
Mainline’s people are often outdoors, which means: close to the field. Meet the people behind the stories from from Nepal, Georgia, Kenya and South Africa. Ride with us and get a peek behind the scenes.> Read More
Jos Luteijn - trainer for Mainlines international team - coached three South African teams of outreach workers ‘on the job’ in March 2016. A short interview tells us what he did and why.> Read More
Mainline offers, bases on research, a brochure in which you’ll find practical information about slamming techniques (slamming = injecting of drugs), safer use, psychoses and how to manage the coming down. You can order the brochure and also download a…> Read more
Dutch funding proves to have a multiplier effect in Pakistan’s HIV programme. Nai Zindagi, Mainline’s partner in Pakistan, has developed a facility where people who use drugs are initiated on antiretroviral treatment (ART).> Read more
With this question in mind, Mainline started a new project in Kenya: the 'Trainer of Trainers' (ToT) project. By educating new harm reduction trainers, new staff members can be educated whenever a partner wants.> Read more
In October, Mainline attended the international Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur. It was an inspiring visit with ample room for discussions and good opportunities to educate ourselves on the latest developments in the field. This is a short report.> Read More
In September Mainline, AFEW, and INPUD hosted the 2nd Partner Meeting of non-governmental organisations that implement the People who Use Drugs (PUD) project within the Bridging the Gaps: Health and Rights for the Key Populations programme. An impression.> Read More
Mainline explored the personal and environmental characteristics associated with overdosing and the opportunities for risk reduction. Read our studie that was conducted in 2014 and 2015 in the Netherlands and Belgium.> Read More
Three times a year, Mainline publishes the eponymous magazine, which is distributed to drug users, care facilities, and penitentiaries. The magazine provides updated information on developments in the drug scene. The magazine is also published once a year in English.
In this new edition of the English Mainline, we celebrate our 25th birthday! Read our anniversary edition online for free!
The field workers of Mainline pick up signals on the street, make an inventory of problems faced by those who live there, and provide the knowledge they have gained in (Dutch-language) publications for drug users and professionals who work with drug users. We also offer a number of folders and brochures in English.
Information regarding health issues confronting drug users
The Dr. Mainline series of folders offers information regarding health issues confronting drug users. We publish newsletters for seropositive users and users with hepatitis C with information on latest developments. Every year we create a number of themed folders such as this year's folder on Slamming.
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