Global Fund takes over and doubles capacity
Dutch funding proves to have a multiplier effect in Pakistan’s HIV programme. Nai Zindagi, Mainline’s partner in Pakistan, has developed a facility where people who use drugs are initiated on antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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Hepatitis C (HCV) Care for people who use drugs in Georgia

In 2014 and 2015 Mainline, together with its local partner Tanadgoma, implemented a series of interventions around Hepatitis C (HCV). The aim of the project was to understand the gaps and barriers to enrolment in the care cascade of hepatitis C prevention and treatment from the community perspective.

Download the brochure 'Hepatitis C - Stuff to know'
(available in English and Georgian)

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How do you make capacity building sustainable?
With this question in mind, Mainline started a new project in Kenya: the 'Trainer of Trainers' (ToT) project.

By educating harm reduction trainers expertise doesn't get lost and they can train new staff whenever they want.
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Bringing harm reduction to prison in Kenya
Our local partner in Kenya, MEWA, facilitated a workshop for prison officers in Mombasa. Many people who use drugs are held and don’t receive medical treatment. This training was in response to the urgent need for harm reduction services within the prisons.
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Mainline established a chemsex team
Mainlines national team dove into the Dutch chemsex scene. Their research reveals heavy drug use in specific sub-scenes of the gay scene. To ensure men in this scene good health advice, we established a chemsex expertise team. Results: a report, a brochure on the dos and don’ts of slamming and a set of trainings.

Interested in a training?
Contact Machteld Busz:

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Bridging the Gaps 1 Results
The Bridging the Gaps programme will continue till 2020! Our shared goal remains the same: to improve the health and rights of sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people.

All the results of Bridging the Gaps 1 (2011 - 2015) are summarised in a report. Mainline is happy to be able to continue all our international work over the next 5 years under Bridging the Gaps 2.
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Mainline is looking for

­A board member with an international profile. A large portion of our work is focused on an international context. Interested? Apply before 31 March.

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From Mainlines Mailbox
We received this e-mail from our local partner in South Africa. 

Good Morning All,

I hope you all had a great New Year and holiday season. On 2 December 2015, Step Up Pretoria and Out Wellbeing were happy to open the doors of their new Chill Room for PWID and PWUD to use at their discretion. Funding for the room was made possible by Mainline.

The monthly Community Action Group (CAG) meeting was held there on 2 December and was followed by an official opening party, photographs of the event are attached for your perusal. This room will also be the meeting place for the CAG meetings in Pretoria.

The room boasts showers, ablutions, Internet and computer access, a lounging areas, a refreshment area for tea and coffee and offers PWIDs and PWUDs a safe environment as well as easy access to the health services upstairs at Out Wellbeing's Key Population Clinic.

From the Step Up team, we would like to thank all those who were involved in this process.

The Pretoria in South Africa team has done an amazing job with creating the chill room for PUD. We, from Mainline, have no doubt it will be a huge success and help the PUD in Pretoria. Keep up the good work!
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