Catherine Barker

New Financial Tools For Harm Reduction Advocacy In Eastern Europe And Central Asia

The number of new HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) continues to grow, with people who inject drugs (PWID) and their sexual partners disproportionately affected by the epidemic. To address this challenge, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), with support from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), developed a suite of easy-to-use, Excel-based tools, available in Russian and English. Civil society organizations advocating harm reduction services can use them to estimate past expenditure levels, future resource needs, and potential funding gaps using local costs of services and products.