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Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
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Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
Drop in center iac presentation2012
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    • 1. Escale: Drop in CenterNadia Badran IAS AUGUST 2012
    • 2. INDEX • Background • SIDC • Drop in Center • Guiding principles • Goals •Services/Team •Lessons Learned
    • 3. Background•Estimation of IDU is between2,000 &4,000 individuals•5.7% of the total numbers ofPLHIV in Lebanon being IDU•40% of 2000 outreached DUbetween 2008-2009 engage inrisky behavior), needle sharing&60% do not use condomsconsistently during sexualintercourse
    • 4. Background•NGOs/centers for detoxification and rehabilitationreport that more than 60% of the DU communityhave Hepatitis C•HR concept still new and the DUs have pooraccess to HR information and services•MoPH recently approved the use of OST thistherapy remains financially inaccessible to mostIDU who often belong to extremely deprivedgroups.
    • 5. SIDCPioneers in community empowerment, services& advocacy towards a healthy society inLebanon
    • 6. ESCALE- DROP In CENTER- A model CenterA model center that promotes human rights,gender equality & equal opportunities &accessibility to Harm Reduction (HR) &comprehensive quality care & treatment servicesfor Drug Users (DU) in Lebanon.GOALContributing to the decreaseof HIV/HBV/HCV infection andoverdose cases among drugusers in Beirut and MountLebanon
    • 7. Guiding Principles• HR holistically • Adherence to viewed as a basic treatment for a best Human Right &as quality of life a health • Referring promotion issue &Networking• Services delivered with equity and dignity• Comprehensive professional support according to Int. protocols
    • 8. Services/Team• Health care/nursing services (VCT, Vaccines,..)• Social support• Psychological• Psychiatric treatment• OST program
    • 9. Services/Team• Legal advice• Group education, drama therapy• Hygienic/nutritional/ sportive services• Referral• Outreach program• NE/ND program
    • 10. Achievements• ESCALE reaches today around 800 DU on yearly basis• Beneficiaries are females and males• Majority are aged between 20 - 35 yrs. old with a category of homeless patients aged between 40 - 55 yrs. old• 50 patients receive legal assistance yearly• 17% of the Lebanese OST patients are today managed by Escale
    • 11. Lessons Learned• Stigma and discrimination against DUs in the society & the services should be addressed• Advocacy for upgrading the services addressed to DU in the country should be reinforced.• Stress management programs should be established within the services to the health care providers• Professionals working with DU should have the appropriate skills and attitudes
    • 12. Lessons Learned• A detailed and clear protocol for the functioning of the premises need to be established &amended periodically• Good coordination of the tasks of the professionals at the center• OST & other services addressing DU needs, in a country with limited services to this population, request well structured facilities as well as proper, motivated and sufficient staff
    • 13. Next Steps• Sustain the existing holistic services• Increase number of beneficiaries• Promote OST• Establish two separate DIC (for Women and Men)• Install of an overdose comprehensive program
    • 14. Thank YouYou often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving."The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in yourpastures. They give that they may live, for to withhold is toperish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and hisnights, is worthy of all else from you. Gibran Khalil Gibran

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