In collaboration with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), the Health Policy Project (HPP) has designed a policy decision model focused on people who inject drugs (PWID). The PWID Decision Model identifies the existence of restrictive, poorly written, or absent policies that may serve as obstacles for programs to provide both sustained and accessible HIV counseling and testing, antiretroviral therapy, hepatitis, TB, opioid substitution therapy, and sterile needle and syringe services for PWID. It is also inclusive of issues such as stigma and discrimination, gender based violence, and criminal justice systems.
While designed for global adaptation and application, the decision model specifically addresses policy barriers common in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
This Decision Model was developed with co-funding from the USAID Eastern Europe and Eurasia Bureau and the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS under the Health Policy Project.