Technical Consultation on Engaging and Retaining People Who Inject Drugs in HIV Treatment and Care

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Press release:  “Technical Consultation on Engaging and Retaining People Who Inject Drugs in HIV Treatment and Care”

19 November, 2015

The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has begun a “Technical Consultation on Engaging and Retaining People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in HIV Treatment and Care”. The consultation will be taking place from the 19th until the 21st of November, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Twenty Third Inter-country Meeting of National Aids Program Managers

Twenty Third Inter-country Meeting of National Aids Program Managers

Beirut – October 27-29, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) convened the twenty-third inter- country meeting of regional national AIDS program managers in Beirut from 27 to 29 October 2015.

The meeting was attended by national AIDS program managers, stakeholders, UN organizations, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, people living with HIV , civil society including MENAHRA, RANAA, ALCS and other experts in the field.
The objectives of the meeting were to: review efforts in scaling-up the HIV response; share experiences of implementing new approaches and guidelines; introduce new WHO consolidated guidelines on HIV and discuss the draft WHO Global health strategy on HIV and STIs for 2016-2021.

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Position Statement: November 1, 2015 - the "International Drug Users Day" 2015

Position Statement: November 1, 2015 - the "International Drug Users Day" 2015

2 November, 2015

On 1 November, 2015, the “International Drug Users Day,” the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) urges governments and policy makers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to reconsider legislation which criminalize people who use drugs and to consider him/her as a patient, not a criminal.

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Meeting between UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director and CSOs from MENA

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A meeting was held between UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Dr. Luiz Loures and CSOs from MENA region in which they discussed the general situation of community, government institutions, and organizational challenges in the region. The following recommendations were reached:

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MENAHRA Participated in Civil Societies and HIV in the Humanitarian Conditions Meeting

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The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) participated in the Civil Societies and HIV in the Humanitarian Conditions: Challenges and Recommendations meeting that was organized by the Regional/Arab Network against AIDS (RANAA) and UNAIDS on 30 September and 1 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

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