Sustainable funding for harm reduction is in crisis, currently just 7% of what is required according to the UNAID investment framework is invested globally and the majority of funding for harm reduction is invested from international sources such as bilateral donors and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

The changing donor landscape is threatening harm reduction programmes, particularly in middle income countries. While the challenges are considerable there are concrete actions that donors, governments and harm reduction advocates can take to build a fully funded harm reduction response.

This event organised by Harm Reduction International, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network and UNODC will focus on civil society initiatives to inform harm reduction resourcing advocacy in middle income countries within Asia and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. These initiatives seek to assess the levels of harm reduction funding and the gap required to scale services up.

Location: Kofi Annan Meeting Room Ground Floor UNAIDS.

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