La organización Rumah Cemara, con el apoyo de Youth Rise, ha desarrollado con éxito un programa comunitario que proporciona servicios a las personas afectadas por el consumo de drogas y el VIH en la ciudad indonesia de Bandung, y en el que han participado 50 jóvenes que usan drogas. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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In October 2012, Youth RISE supported the development of a youth programme at the Alliance linking organisation Rumah Cemara, a community based NGO that provides peer services for people affected by drug use and HIV in Bandung, Indonesia. Whilst successful in providing harm reduction services for older (30+) people who inject drugs, they were not reaching young people who use drugs, particularly those who were not yet injecting.

Six months on, Rumah Cemara has successfully involved fifty young people who use drugs in the programme. Many of these youth are street connected, and had little knowledge about the drugs they were using and how to reduce harm, sexual health and HIV.

The Rumah Cemara youth programme will be presented at the International Harm Reduction Conference on the panel ‘Children, young people and drug use: policy, law and practice.’ to take place in June, 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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