New project in Brazil: Harm reduction for people who use crack cocaine

Mainline is starting a two-year project in Recife, Brazil, with LANPUD, and the Free School for Harm Reduction (ELRD). The project aims to expand harm reduction and HIV care and support for young people who use crack cocaine.

There are fixed areas in the city of Recife where young people that are socio- and economically vulnerable, subject to frequent violence, extreme poverty and homelessness, and lack of access to health come to use drugs.

Innovating outreach strategies

This project improves and innovates current mobile outreach activities, aiming to reach more difficult-to-reach young people – including young women – who use crack cocaine. New outreach strategies will be applied, and harm reduction interventions will be offered to improve the quality of life and increase the demand for testing and the uptake of treatment for HIV/AIDS and other STIs.

Mainline and LANPUD will work closely with the Free School to translate lessons learned into a blended learning offer that can also be disseminated to other countries in Latin-America. Project results will also be used to advocate for a broader uptake of stimulant harm reduction in the region.

More information

Read more about the project on the project page.

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