Cities: Dar es Salaam and Dodoma
Organisations: Medecins du Monde, Tanzanian Network for PWUD (TaNPUD)
MdM together with TaNPUD (Tanzania network for people who use drugs) organized two Maskani (“PWUD hotspots”) Cleaning Campaigns in Temeke district of Dar es Salaam. The event was conducted at Sharifu and Mbande Maskani, two hotspots with high concentration of PWID. Different Partners in Temeke including TaNPUD, MAT Clinic providers, Local Leaders, Health care Workers, Peer Educators, PWUD Community and MdM participated in the event. During the activity, the teams aimed to increase awareness to the PWUD community and people living/working in the surrounding community on the importance of NSP and the safe disposal of used NS. Also, to reinforce involvement of PWUD community and neighbours in the activities of NSP and safe disposal and to increase awareness and support from neighbours and local leaders/government on the importance of harm reduction for PWUD. This includes NSP and overdose prevention and management in addition to reducing the overall stigmatisation and marginalisation of PWUD community.
The following actions also took place in Zanzibar
City: Zanzibar City
Organisations: National Commission of Drug Control
The group visited working places, learning institutions and appeared on radio and TV programs. There was also a football match a press conference with the Honorable Minister of State. The group also met with stakeholders and harm reduction and hosted a rally.