Dear friends and partners, warm greetings from Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) and thank you for supporting us to make a positive impact on many lives of drug users in 2016. This report presents our achievements, challenges, lessons learnt during 2016 as well as our plans for the future. In the year 2016, we embarked on making the legal environment conducive for Harm reduction activities in Uganda with a Global Fund Regional fund;- “HIV and Harm Reduction Project”. We successfully engaged and sensitised the communities of people who use and inject drugs, law enforcement officers, Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, CSO‟s and CBO‟s on the relevance of having a conducive environment for Harm Reduction activities in Uganda.
In 2016 Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) implemented few field activities but also focused on internal systems reviews and strengthening to improve its HIV and Harm Reduction programing. With the Regional Global Fund resources, UHRN conducted staff recruitment for the Program Manager, the HR/Finance officer, 3 programs officers, Community Systems Strengthening Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Addiction Counsellor and Office Administrator and secured a decent office space located in Makindye.
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