Uptake of harm-reduction services among women is low in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A qualitative operational research was conducted to provide recommendations on how to improve the uptake of harm reduction services among women injecting drug users (WIDUs). By understanding the factors that influence service uptake, program managers can develop meaningful strategies to increase uptake of their services.
The objectives of the study were:
- To explore the context of drug use among WIDUs
- To identify barriers and facilitators to accessing harm-reduction services
- To provide recommendations on how to improve access to harm-reduction services.