Mapping in Nepal
Experts from Pakistan, Nepal and the Netherlands combined their expertise in May 2016 to conduct a comprehensive mapping exercise in Kathmandu, Nepal. Because people who use drugs (PWUD) in Nepal typically use drugs behind closed doors, we designed a specific methodology to reach them.

The mapping allows us to better align the harm reduction services to the individual needs of drug users in Kathmandu. View also our renewed country pages for Nepal.
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Blooming entrepreneurship
Mainline is always actively seeking out new opportunities for future funding. Ideally, Mainline would generate additional income by combining our mission with a commercial business. The profits from this business could flow back to the Mainline foundation and support harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.

Young and vibrant as Mainline is, there is no shortage of good ideas. And we now have the opportunity to look into the feasibility and exploitability of one of our business plans.

With the support of Aidsfonds, we will conduct a feasibility study in the coming 6 months. We will look into the marketability of one of our – top secret – business ideas. In case our plan turns out to stand a real chance of success, we will bundle the results of our study into a business plan. Fingers crossed for this exciting mission!
  • Do you want to support Mainline’s mission in the meantime?
    All donations are always welcom (IBAN: NL 26 INGB 000.393.90.13)

  • Are you interested in more entrepreneurial opportunities at Mainline?
    We have a vacancy for a social entrepreneur
Methadone treatment in NL
To create consistency in opioid substitution treatment (OST) throughout the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Health commissioned the development of the Guideline for Opioid Maintenance Treatment in 2006. Maarten Beijer took a closer look.
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Vacancy for a social entrepreneur
You will explore and implement our ideas for new revenue models. This includes the explicit option to start a social enterprise.

Interested? Read our vacancy (24 hours per week) and apply before 15th of November.
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Train the trainer plans 2017
Based on a successful pilot in Kenya, Mainline decided to launch an international training-of-trainers (ToT) programme in 2017. This programme is part of Bridging the Gaps 2. We will train a group of 8-10 staff members of local partners.

This approach makes Mainline’s capacity building efforts more sustainable and it makes partner organisation independent of external training needs. Having good trainers on board can also strengthen an organisations’ position in the national harm reduction field. In addition, the training provided outreach workers, paralegals and social workers with an opportunity for personal growth in their profession.

Want to learn more about our ToT programme? Keep an eye on our next newsletter that highlights this activity!
Mainline @ LEPH Conference
Mainline attended the Third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health that was held 2-5 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Read some reactions from our team.

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Mainline supports the Global Week of Action
A global week of action against the extrajudicial killings of people who use drugs in the Philippines will kick off on the 10th of October, 2016. The week will focus on peaceful demonstrations at Embassies and Consulates of Philippines around the world.
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