SCALING UP HARM REDUCTION

Objective 2: To scale up harm reduction service in the EU, based on Latvian and Lithuanian case-studies.

Deliverables

The scale-up of harm reduction was actively supported by decision-makers and professionals. The outreach work being done among vulnerable groups by qualified workers equipped with proper knowledge and tools. Its work produced reliable data and evidence-based training tools to be used with various audiences and in various contexts. The outreach work was supported through a mobile unit pilot project.

Additional deliverables

  • Report on the training package, including three face-to-face activities: seminars, study visits and workshops
  • Report on the first- and second-year functioning of the mobile unit as an exportable example, including a proposal of sustainability of the initiative after the conclusion of the HA-REACT Joint Action (Latvia).

Lead: Luis Sordo del Castillo (Universidad Complutense), Spain, lsordo@ucm.es

Outputs & activities

  • Assessment of people who inject drugs (PWID) epidemiology and HR interventions, and identification of needs/barriers to HR implementation in Latvia and Lithuania;
  • Training package for care providers and policy-makers on key HR interventions, including face-to-face training, and guidelines and manuals;
  • Direct support to HR interventions in Latvia and Lithuania.

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