Development of Eurasia chapter for the 2018 edition of the Global State of Harm Reduction report

Brief summary of the progress:

To perform the task, a consultant hired by EHRA with close collaboration with EHRA staff:

  • gathered relevant data from the countries of the CEECA and intervened key stakeholders at national and regional level;
  • reviewed and commented on a table compiling national data on injecting drug use, HIV and viral hepatitis and key harm reduction interventions;
  • provided in-depth and thoroughly researched responses to a survey on developments in harm reduction policy, funding and practice in countries within the CEECA region since 2016;
  • Two key issues/topics were drafted for inclusion in the regional chapter of the report: (1) New Psychoactive Substances and (2) Integration of HCV care in harm reduction programs based on Georgian experience.

Aim / Objectives:

Carry out desk-based research to provide HRI with regional and national information on harm reduction developments to inform the development of the 2018 edition of the Global State of Harm Reduction report

Countries covered by project: 29 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Project timeline: March 2018 – October 2018

Overall budget: 1 500,00 GBP

Project donor:  Harm Reduction International (HRI)​

Project status: completed