INTERVIEW: UGANDA HARM REDUCTION NETWORK
UHRN was registered in 2014 and currently the network comprises twenty six organisations in seventeen districts. UHRN focuses on human rights and public health approach and Mr Twaibu testifies that these two core approaches have helped them register some remarkable achievements.
Like any other affected population groups, drug users face a variety of challenges. “Drug users are highly discriminated even within the umbrella of key populations themselves. People thought and still think that drug users are useless people who have no future, but a drug user is a son, a daughter and a member of a certain family. I think every family has a drug user and we have discovered that PWUIDS cut across, you find a drug user who is MSM, transgender, heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual or a sex worker,” he explained.
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