Regional program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!”

Regional program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!”

FundItLogoThe Regional program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!” is a three-year (April 2014 – March 2017) program, managed by The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network and funded by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Program began on 1 April 2014 and now is being carried out in 6 countries: Belarus, Georgia,  Lithuania, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. In each country, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network is collaborating with non-governmental organizations as Sub-recipients (The Coalition “I Can Live” in Lithuania) and with drug users organizations/action groups selected through the small grant program (Sub-sub-recipients, such as “Resetas” and “Rigra” in Lithuania).

The Goal of the Program is to strengthen advocacy by civil society, including people who use drugs, for sufficient, strategic and sustainable investments in harm reduction as HIV prevention in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The main objectives of the Regional program are:

1. to build an enabling environment for sufficient, strategic and sustainable public and donors’ investments in harm reduction (HR);

2. to develop the capacity of the community of people who use drugs to advocate for availability and sustainability of harm reduction services that meet their needs.

Desirable outcomes of the Regional program include:

  • increased level of public investment in high-quality harm reduction programs;
  • better coordination of international donor support for harm reduction;
  • solid evidence base on harm reduction as an effective allocation of public funding in low and middle-income countries;
  • strong partnership between high-level opinion leaders and the community of people who use




NATIONAL REPORT (full version):

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