Welcome to Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN)
Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) is a Community Based Organization, established in 2011, Reg No. WCBO/1253/11, found by a former drug user to provide a national platform and reduce the health, social and economic harms associated with “drug use”. We further seek to develop an enabling environment for the implementation and expansion of human right interventions for Drug Users (IDUs, Sex Workers using drugs and Youths) in Uganda in partnerships with other stakeholders as we strive for victory.
The vision of the UHRN is the creation of a safe and secure Ugandan society that reorganizes and protects the health, social, economic and human rights of drug users”.
To reduce the health, social and economic harms associated with drug use to develop an enabling environment for the implementation and expansion of human right interventions for drug users in Uganda.
We provide the following services to Drug UsersDrug Users (IDUs, Sex Workers using drugs and Youths) in Uganda
- Promote access to cancer screening, psychosocial support and comprehensive care (HIV, SRHR, TB, and Hepatitis B and C treatment).
- Organize and equip drug users whose rights have been violated to take responsibility of their health, social, economic well being and sustainability through economic empowerment trainings and functional adult literacy programmes.
- Document and expose human rights violations against drug users and call for legal protection and engage in policy reforms on laws that negatively impact on drug users.
- Build partnership, synergy and develop the leadership capacity of drug users to take charge of their program.
- Promote the health, social economic and human rights of “drug users” in Uganda irrespective of their social, economic, academic, cultural or political background.
- Promote safer sex education such as condom use, needle and syringe exchange program, comprehensive care and mechanism on how to deal with issues of overdose, trafficking and violence against drug users.
- Call for an enabling environment and strengthen partnerships towards “drug users”.