Mission and Objectives

MENAHRA Mission

MENAHRA is a network of knowledge hubs and civil society organisations focusing on harm reduction strategies in the Middle East and North African region.

MENAHRA's mission is to improve the quality of life of drug users through advocacy, capacity building, and technical assistance, and by serving as a resource centre in the region.

The MENAHRA network intends to support the creation of policy, legal and social environments that are conducive for the implementation and scaling up of harm-reduction activities in the countries of the MENA region through research, advocacy, information services and training. MENAHRA also aims to build the capacity and enhance the knowledge and skills of Governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver harm-reduction services for people who use drugs. Priority populations include non-injecting drug users; people who inject drugs; men who have sex with men who use drugs; sex worker drug users; people living with HIV who use drugs; refugees who use drugs; and partners and family members of drug users. In this regard, MENAHRA supports CSOs in developing and implementing model programmes that are capable to demonstrate feasibility and effectiveness of harm reduction activities in the MENA region.

MENAHRA Objectives

Objective 1: Create a conducive environment for the implementation and scaling up of harm reduction activities in the countries of the region

Objective 2: Build capacity and enhance knowledge and skills of governments and civil society organisations to increase availability, access and coverage of harm reduction services for drug users

Objective 3: Increase availability, access and coverage of harm reduction services for drug users inside and outside prisons and for different subgroups of drug users

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