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We are committed to improving the health and quality of life of people who use drugs. We have been doing this all over the world for more than 30 years.

Our current projects

Youth between 15 - 35 years account for 51% of new HIV infections in Kenya. In particular, youth with intersecting vulnerabilities and who live under challenging socio-economic circumstances are at risk.
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Love Alliance

International
Mainline is a partner in the Love Alliance programme. The Love Alliance brings together organisations led by communities most affected by HIV and AIDS in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe. A database of...
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Did Mainline become a supplier? Yes: a supplier of technical advice for the Global Fund. Harm reduction organisations and networks of people who use drugs across the world can now request a Mainline training or capacity building. Read more about...
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Along with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Health[e]Foundation, Mainline helped to develop an e-learning about decriminalisation. This free online course supports partners worldwide, equipping them to advocate for the end of criminalising approaches to drug use and personal possession....
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Our completed projects

Mainline will work together with AFEW Kyrgyzstan in developing a new online and on-site outreach strategy to reach people who use new psychoactive substances, such as alpha. This designer drug is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and is commonly injected. Outreach...
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Iran is renowned for its harm reduction programme. It was one of the first countries in this geographical region to adopt a harm reduction approach. Government supports and funds the programme. But the drug scene in Iran has changed over...
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Mainline have been asked to assess the drug scene in five provinces in Zimbabwe. A team of three researchers worked in close collaboration with the Zimbabwe Civil Liberties Drug Network throughout 2022. The goal: to gain an insight into which...
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Mindful Muscles

International
Harm reduction approaches are rarely applied in a recreational sports setting. And why would we - sport equals health, right? Not always. Research shows that the use of performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs) is quite common in various recreational sport...
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In 2021 and 2022, SCDI in Vietnam and Mainline can continue to strengthen and expand the available harm reduction offer for people who use meth-amphetamines. After establishing the regional field lab in 2019 and 2020 we now have the opportunity...
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A round of community consultations by and for people who use drugs is currently being organised in Nepal. The goal is to identify key priorities that need to be taken up in the next Global Fund grant. Mainline offers technical...
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Mainline was asked to review the current harm reduction programmes in Nepal from the perspective of women who inject drugs. Based on interviews with women we formulated recommendations to improve service delivery.
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Everyone deserves a second chance in life. But how can you best support people who were just released from prison? And what level of additional support does a person who uses drugs need in this process?
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