|Learning from a mobile detox pilot in Pakistan|
|Innovation is an important pillar of work for Mainline under the Bridging the Gaps 2 (BtG2) programme. Throughout BtG2, Mainline aims to pilot new interventions; disseminate successful results to other countries, key populations and partners as well as further innovate the harm reduction field. |
We believe that not all innovations will have their intended effects and that pilots often have outcomes which are different than expected. One example of a learning experience from a pilot intervention is the mobile detox in Pakistan.
|Female Friendly Hours in Mombasa|
|Mainline, in partnership with Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA), are undertaking a pilot project in Mombasa, Kenya. |
Based upon the findings of a female drug users’ needs assessment conducted in 2015, which identified a need for low threshold access to harm reduction services, the objective of the pilot is to provide a safe space for females to easily access harm reduction services at the MEWA drop-in centre in the Kisauni region of Mombasa.
|Internship at MEWA in Kenya|
|Sofia Rapsaniotis is a student at the VU University in Amsterdam and currently finishing her Masters in Studies, Management, Entrepreneurship & Policy Analysis in the Health Sciences. |
Last year, she completed her graduate internship at Mainline Foundation where she worked on the development of a strategic plan for the MEWA harm reduction department, a partner-organisation of Mainline, based in Mombasa, Kenya.
|Mainline meets de Borrel of the Pyramid|
|On Thursday, 9 March, the Borrel of the Pyramid organised a brainstorm event with Mainline. In the ImpactHub in Amsterdam, Mainline shared their ideas with more than 25 professionals on how they can use social entrepreneurship as a way to generate alternative income sources. In constructive brainstorm sessions, Mainline received input on ideas that could financially support their mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.|
|Collaboration in Jakarta|
|Harm reduction organisation Karisma and Sex-Workers project OPSI started a collaboration in Jakarta. Both partners were keen to work together and share data and knowledge on harm reduction and SRHR.|