Quantifying evidence for harm reduction in Pakistan
Mainline’s partner Nai Zindagi in Pakistan has collected confidential data from over 40,000 clients involving 9,359,158 occasions of service during the past seven years. The nature and size of the database, which includes syringe and condom distribution, medical services including wound care, referrals, HIV testing and ART initiation as well as adherence to treatment for HIV positive clients, is unseen anywhere in the harm reduction field. Together with the Kirby Institute of UNSW Australia, we have set the ambition to establish a serious research agenda based on these data. 
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Outreach in Mombasa, Kenya
In November, Mainliner Muna went on an outreach with the extended outreach team of MEWA – an NGO in Mombasa, Kenya. She visited two drug dens in Kisauni sub-counties: Shanzu and Bombolulu. It was there that she met with MEWA’s clients- who were very welcoming, open and willing to talk about their lives. Drug use gets many of them through the days, while they have to face the difficulties that street life brings.
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Saying our goodbyes in Nepal
After 12 special years, Mainline is saying their goodbyes to their loyal partner Youth Vision in Nepal. Youth Vision and Mainline have worked together for many years to promote the health and rights of people who use drugs. We have worked together in several programmes such as ‘From Margin to Mainstream’ and ‘Expanding the Continuum’, before working under the Bridging the Gaps programme. 

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Stimulating Bucharest
Mainline was in Bucharest at the European Harm Reduction Conference on 21-23 November. Our chemsex team talked about the use of chems (drugs) in a sexual setting. Workshop participants were challenged to think about what kind of support and (integrated) treatment (ex-)users need and how to approach them without being prejudiced. On the same day, Mainline’s stimulant research team took part in a session that provided an overview of the global trends in stimulant use. 
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Vlogging in Indonesia
Mainline’s Nick Veldwijk stayed in Indonesia for two months. In his vlog-series, he shares his experiences of working abroad and speaks about harm reduction for those who use meth in Indonesia, Mainlines partnerships in Indonesia and about reaching hard-to-reach groups of people with services to improve their health. Watch Nick’s vlogs on our Facebook page
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Compensating CO2 emission
Due to Mainline’s international activities and reach, our staff frequently travels by air. We compensate for our CO2 emissions via the Climate Neutral Group.
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Rest in peace, dear Monica
On Wednesday, 21 November, our dear colleague Monica Carriere passed away. Rest in peace dear Monica. We will miss you dearly. Carpe Diem. The Mainline team.

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