FHI 360 is supporting the HAARP project’s goal of reducing the spread of HIV associated with injecting drug use among men and women in Cambodia. We do this by:
- Supporting the government to increase the uptake of methadone maintenance treatment
- Contributing to the creation of an enabling and nonstigmatizing environment for HIV prevention and treatment among injecting drug users
FHI 360 is helping to improve the quality of care in Cambodia’s methadone maintenance treatment clinic by conducting in-service training and facilitating dialogues with stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to service use. To create an enabling environment, FHI 360 is working closely with both the National Authority for Combating Drugs of Cambodia (NACD) and the Ministry of Interior. With NACD, FHI 360 produced a national harm reduction curriculum that is being integrated into police academies across the country. In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, FHI 360 is implementing the Police Community Partnership Initiative, in Phnom Penh, replicating effective efforts by the Ministry and FHI 360 in Banteay Meanchey province. The police community partnership initiative is a core component of the forthcoming Boosted Continuum of Prevention, Care and Treatment Standard Operating Procedure — a set of guidelines developed by the National Centre for HIV/AIDS Dermatology and STD to reduce and treat new HIV infections among most-at-risk populations.