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It is Mainline's mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.

Mainline provides harm reduction services, training, consultancy and a lifestyle magazine. We work with partner organisations domestically and abroad through various projects. We have been dedicated to the principle of harm reduction, for 28 years.

Latest News

330+ NGOs warn changes in Dutch funding priorities will disrupt drug policy reform

The Netherlands has been a global leader for ensuring the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Recent funding decisions signify a withdrawal from this critical agenda. 

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Needle and Syringe Programming in Tanzania: an in-depth investigation into its impact

Using clean needles can help prevent abscesses, infectious diseases and damaged veinsHowever the impact of the needle and syringe programme (NSP) in Tanzania might be much bigger than that. 

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Webinar: chemsex in Asia

Mainline co-hosted a webinar about chemsex at the Asia Chemsex Platform. Around 100 participants discussed available evidence and the need for targeted harm reduction programmes. 

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Lifestyle magazine for users

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!


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704

Kenyan drug users

using testing services in 2017

36.825

drug users in South Africa

using PWUD-specific medical harm reduction services in 2017

14

partners in six countries

deliver harm reduction services to drug users

'Harm reduction is primarily about
human dignity - every human counts!'
- Machteld Busz, Director Mainline

Folders & brochures

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.


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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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