Funding for HIV-related harm reduction programmes globally is in crisis. There can be no ‘AIDS free generation’ without targeted efforts with and for people who inject drugs. Yet funding for harm reduction falls dangerously short of estimated need. While this has been the case for some time, the situation looks set to deteriorate with changing donor policies and national government neglect.
This failure to invest will bring an exponential rise in HIV transmission which in turn will cause additional costs to government health sectors.
This report investigates international donor commitments, both multilateral and bilateral, as well as national investments in harm reduction. It calls on international donors, national governments and UN agencies to take concrete actions to address the funding crisis.
Watch this video presenting the main findings of the report at the International AIDS Conference, July 2014:
Read this infographic for key data on harm reduction across the world:
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