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Scaling Up HIV Prevention among IDUs in South Asia: the key issues & gaps. Dr. M. Suresh Kumar MD DPM MPH Chennai India. Inter-country Consultation on Preventing HIV among IDUs Scaling Up: From Evidence to Action April 10 2007, Kolkata, India. Diffusion of injecting drug use in South Asia.

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scaling up hiv prevention among idus in south asia the key issues gaps

Scaling Up HIV Prevention among IDUs in South Asia: the key issues & gaps

Dr. M. Suresh Kumar MD DPM MPH

Chennai India

Inter-country Consultation on Preventing HIV among IDUs

Scaling Up: From Evidence to Action

April 10 2007, Kolkata, India

hiv prevalence among idus in bangladesh
HIV prevalence among IDUs in Bangladesh

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

hiv prevalence among idus in nepal
HIV prevalence among IDUs in Nepal

Source: IBBS Study – NCASC/New Era/SACTS/USAID/FHI, 2003, 04

sharing injection equipment new sites in india
Sharing injection equipment – new sites in India

Project Network, SHARAN India, 2007

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Scaling-up interventions in one yearDFID PMO Harm Reduction ProjectsDelivery throughNetworksEngagement of ‘peers’Liaison with SACSComprehensive services and continuum of services

clients referred to different services through peer led interventions spym india
Clients referred to different services through Peer Led Interventions – SPYM, India

Number of drug users / injecting drug user contacted through PLI - 67314

major gaps in coverage of idus in south asia
Major gaps in coverage of IDUs in South Asia
  • Lack of coordinated response to drug use related problems
  • NGO supported initiatives only
  • Lack of continued support to ongoing harm reduction projects
  • Opioid substitution treatment coverage low in the region
next steps
Next steps
  • Policy briefs
  • Coordinated efforts between different Ministries
  • Government – NGO partnerships
  • Scaled-up implementation of essential harm reduction components
    • Operational guidelines
    • Standard protocols
    • Continued support for harm reduction
    • Expansion of services to women drug users, prisoners and other hidden groups
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • DFID PMO Projects
    • Emmanuel Hospital Association
    • Project Network – SHARAN India
    • SPYM
  • UNODC ROSA
    • H-13 Project RSRA