According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 25), all human beings should have access to appropriate health services, including Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services. However, People who Use Drugs (PUD), are among populations whose rights are violated. PUD need general, as well as specific SRH services. So far, limited number of studies have been conducted on the specific SRH needs of PUD and the status of their access to related services.
This study aims to recognize the specific SRH requirements of PUD and the current status of service delivery to this population, in terms of availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality, in eight countries: Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
In order to improve the current situation of services, different activities at the policy-making and implementing levels are recommended, such as advocacy, mapping stakeholders, different strategies to reach PUD and gender-sensitive services.