About the project

S. McLean, J. Santhirasekaran, T. Nierras, S. Kushakov during 22nd International Harm Reduction Conference, Lebanon, 2011 © Slava Kushakov

Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR) is an ambitious project that aims to expand harm reduction services to more than 180,000 injecting drug users, their partners and children in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malaysia.

The programme will involve people who use drugs in the design and delivery of services, and is developing advocacy plans to advance the human rights of people who use drugs. There is a strong focus on building the local capacity of community based organisations and sharing knowledge about what works.

CAHR brings in substantial contribution to country HIV response among people who use drugs in methods, services and techniques applied.

CAHR is being led by the Alliance which has a strong track record around working with people who use drugs, their families and households to improve health.

Find out more about the Alliance’s HIV and drug use programmes.