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Assessing the drug scene

Zimbabwe

Mainline have been asked to assess the drug scene in five provinces in Zimbabwe. A team of three researchers are currently working in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Civil Liberties Drug Network in the first quarter of 2022. The goal: to gain an insight into which drugs are commonly used and to recommend health interventions.

Key objectives

The key objective of our collaboration is to conduct a situational analysis of drug use and drug injection. The assessment focuses on five provinces in Zimbabwe and will be used to inform HIV and TB programming for people who use or inject drugs. 


 

A research team of three members will:

  • Identify patterns of drug use and injection in Zimbabwe;
  • Assess the level of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of risk and vulnerability to HIV and tuberculosis among people who use drugs;
  • Determine barriers and facilitators of uptake of HIV and tuberculosis services among people who use drugs;
  • Document existing harm reduction and drug treatment services and gaps in the national HIV and tuberculosis response for people who use drugs;
  • Develop an implementation plan/ road map to mitigate against HIV and tuberculosis for people who use drugs, including technical capacity needs and service gaps.



Global Fund meets UNAIDS
This project is part of the Global Fund's Community, Rights and Gender strategic initiative and is co-funded by UNAIDS. Through the Global Fund initiative, community organisations across the world can apply for technical assistance. More information about this initiative can be found on our website.


Contact
Are you interested to find our more about this assignment and the results? Feel free to contact Mac Busz via email: m.busz@mainline.nl. 


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