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WP5 Harm reduction surveillance in Helsinki, Finland

In the context of the Work Package 5 (WP5) of the EU Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT), Finland´s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) organized a study visit related to harm reduction surveillance on June 18 and 19, 2018, in Helsinki...
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Darko Antik, coordinator for budget monitoring and advocacy at the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women (ESE)

Unlocking state money for harm reduction

Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted as part of the European Joint Action on...

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Jurgita Poškevičiūtė, administrative director of I Can Live, a coalition of Lithuanian NGOs and experts dealing with drug dependency

The challenge of sustainable funding

Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted as part of the European Joint Action on...

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Kristel Kivimets at the 2nd national workshop in Estonia

Harm Reduction Services in Mobile Outreach Units

Mobile outreach units play a crucial role in linkage to care. People who inject drugs (PWID) are a vulnerable group and they have reduced access to health care due to multiple barriers. One of the barriers is that health care providers often only focus on single services, rather than on the...

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WP6 Training on OST and HR

Training on OST and Harm Reduction in Prisons

The 2-day workshop was held on November 14 and 15, 2017, including an informal networking dinner on November 13, 2017. The overall objective of the training was to improve the knowledge of the health and social sector personnel working in prisons to help them implement effective OST programmes...

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WP5 Training in Vilnius

Capacity building for effective Harm Reduction Services

Work Package 5: Training workshops on harm reduction interventions in Vilnius, Lithuania

Local professionals from different low threshold services and institutions involved in harm reduction service provision were invited to attend 3 different workshops: (1) “Opioid Agonist Treatment...

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Training in Riga, Latvia, WP4

Bridging the Gaps on Testing and Linkage to Care

The final training on "WP4. Testing and Linkage to Care", took place in Riga on 14 and 15 November 2017.

Sixteen participants attended the training, where nine participants were from the state HIV Prevention Points (HPP) – nurses, social workers and peers; five participants from the...

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