Access, access, access..

In line with our mission to reach as many as PWUD’s as possible, our South African partner, TB HIV Care, took steps to improve access to harm reduction services. 

TB HIV Care has moved their DIC in Cape Town, opened a second (satellite) DIC in Durban and new one in Port Elizabeth. The new locations have been identified to be able to bring the services closer to the people accessing them, many of whom are living on the streets.

All three DIC are centrally located – in the heart of the cities with vibrant business and shopping areas, including a street-based drug market. The majority of the PWUD’s in these cities either live or hang around the new found DIC locations.

The DIC’s are also in close proximity to a good number of social services, including soup kitchens, shelters and government health facilities. In Cape Town, there is a court house and the municipality offices are nearby, where clients, with the support of TB HIV Care staff, can access legal aid and personal identification documents.

The opening ceremony of the Cape Town DIC was attended by several national and international key stakeholders including representatives from Harm Reduction International, South African Network of People who use Drugs (SANPUD), Western Cape Minister of Health and clients and staff of TBHIV Care.

Read the press release here.

Read more about our work in South-Africa here.

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