An Assessment of the Pilot Needle and Syringe Programme for People Who Inject Drugs in Nigeria

The Needle and Syringe Program`(NSP) pilot project was to examine the feasibility, effectiveness, and quality of a needle and syringe programme among PWID in Nigeria towards scale of intervention and establishment of a monitoring and evaluation structure for PWID activities in Nigeria.

NSP pilot took place in the states of Abia, Gombe, and Oyo from July to December 2020. The pilot provided needle and syringe exchange through the fixed site and outreach models of service delivery to 2,739 male and female PWID who were HIV and Hepatitis B and C negative, aged 15 and above.

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