Clean needles and quality of life in Tanzania

A new study, implemented in Tanzania, confirms that needle and syringe programmes have an impact beyond better health. Service users of the Dar es Salaam harm reduction programme report a range of perceived benefits that improve overall wellbeing and quality of life. 

Fact sheet

This fact sheet summarises the key objectives and findings of the study.

The study results were disseminated among key government representatives and other stakeholders during a workshop in March 2021. The goal? To create traction with government and to generate broad support for harm reduction. 


This study is implemented by:

  • Imma Kapinga
  • Rafaela Rigoni
  • Bazil Kavishe
  • Joel Francis

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Full report

Read the full study report here.

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