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Our needle exchange program to avert HIV

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Injecting drug use is increasing HIV rates in Kenya through needle sharing and flash blood techniques. Evidence shows that HIV transmission among people who inject drugs can be avoided by adopting a package of proven HIV prevention measures. One of the key harm reduction interventions in people who use drugs is the Needle syringe program. Needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) are a type of harm reduction initiative that provide clean needles and syringes to people who inject drugs (PWID).

Through the Global Fund Program, we currently have 8 drop in centers that offer integrated services- MEWA (Mombasa), REACH OUT (Mombasa), TEENS WATCH (Ukunda), OMARI PROJECT ( Malindi), KANCO (Watamu), SAPTA (Pangani), SAPTA ( Githurai) and NOSET (Kawangware)