Kenyan Drug Addicts to Get Free Needles
The government has secured millions in funding to implement a pilot project where drug addicts will receive free needles in a bid to reduce the spread of HIV Aids. The initiative has been met with fierce resistance from local communities.
Capital FM, 25 May 2012
The government has purchased eight million needles and syringes to be distributed to over 46,000 people addicted to drugs. read more »
The Star, 24 May 2012
Five organisations dealing with drugs at the Coast will today meet with the public to dispel claims that they are promoting drug abuse in the region. read more »
PlusNews, 24 February 2010
Amina* and Rajab*, in their mid-twenties, spend most of their days getting high on heroin; when broke, Amina injects herself with Rajab's blood as soon as he has mainlined his ... read more »
Inter Press Service, 21 October 2009
The United Nation Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) claims that Kenya has more drug users than any other East African country. UNODC estimates there are 100,000 cocaine users, ... read more »
The Star, 3 June 2012
Leaders at the Coast and drug addicts are sharply divided about a government plan to introduce free needles and syringes to prevent the spread of HIV. read more »
Drug addicts injecting themselves/sharing blood: Flash blood magnifies the HIV transmission risk of sharing needles.