(Ten Journey) 2014

The eighth Drop-In-Centre and clinic in Lone Khinwas set up in 2014. Lone Khin is a large village consisting of wards and village tracts in the midsof a large jade mining areas. It is situated 7 miles from north-east of Hpakant Township, where many migrant jade scavengers try to find their luck. Drug users are served by outreach services, counselling and social support, primary health care s, HIV, TB, malaria treatment and care through our Drop in Cnetre, clinic and mobile outreach.

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(Eleven Journey) 2014

AHRN started the implementation of Active Case Funding of Tuberculosis in Pharkant and Waimaw Township areas in Ocotber 2014. The objective of this project is to improve TB case detection, address TB/HIV co-infection among PWID/PWUD, partners,other household and community members by using digital X ray machine with a mobile team comprised of Medical doctors,Nurse,Counsellors,X-ray and Lab technicians, driver etc… which are linked in developing and strengthening DOTS services in existing AHRN Harm Reduction and HIV services.

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(Twelve Journey) 2015

The ninth Drop-In-Centre was set up in Tamu in 2015. Tamu is a town in Sagaing Region in north-west Myanmr near the 78 miles long border with the eastern Indian State of Manipur. Opium and heroin has been widely used drugs and a surge in amphetamine type stimulants (ATS) use has been seen. AHRN provides also a range of health care services to (injecting) drug users and their families at our DICs. AHRN Outreach Workers are also providing cross-border outreach prevention services (NSP, Health Education, IECs, Condoms, refrerrals..) both in Tamu (Myanmar) and Moreh (India) by using multiple languages based on the targeted clients. In addition, AHRN also support Tamu General Hospital’s MMT center by providing “one stop services” for PWIDs/PWUDs on MMT with different medical services at one place ..MMT, Hep B screening and vaccination, TB screening and Treatment, STI, HTC, psy-cho social support through counseling, OD management etc.

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(Thirteen Journey) 2015

The tenth Drop-In-Centre was set up in Kalay,Sagaing Divisionon in 2015. Kalay is located along a transport route to Myanmar’s border with Northeast India, which runs through the Chin Mountains and connects to the border town of Tamu, some 80 km further north. The impoverished town has been affected by the drug trade and addiction is rampant. Drugs from Myanmar, such as heroin and methamphetamine, are transported through Kalay and Tamu to India.

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(Fourteen Journey) 2015

The eleventh AHRN Drop-in Centre and clinic was set up in Tarmahkan in 2015. Tamakhan is a small remote village located in Hpakant Township, Kachin state in Myanmar. The area is awash with economic migrant workers who work in the goldmines. Laborors and scavengers in the gold and jade mining area are mostly illiterate ethnic groups, using drugs in so called shooting galleries where heroine, opium and amphatheminetype substance (ATS) are being using. AHRN is providing next to its clinic outreach and health services, needle exchange,  referrals and Lab services.

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(Fifteen Journey) 2015

The twelve AHRN Drop-In-Centre was set up in Katha,Sagaing Division on 2015. Katha is located on Northern Sagaing Region besides the west bank of Irrawaddy River. Illegal logging is big business for decades and drug use is abundant. AHRN is providing a range of life-saving health care service.

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(Sixteen Journey) 2015

The Outreach Post was set up in Inndaw, Sagaing Devision on 2015. Indaw is a town, 15 miles west from Katha and is located on the drug trafficking route between Kachin State and Middle Myanmar. It is also famous for its logging business and mining activities near Inndaw, such as jade mine (NatMaChe) in the north-east and gold mine (Shwe Taw) in north-west and another gold mine (Kyoke PaSat) in south-west. AHRN is providing critical mobile outreach needle exchange and referall to methadone and HIV treatment services. In addition, AHRN also support Indaw General Hospital’s MMT center by providing “one stop services” for PWIDs/PWUDs on MMT with different medical services at one place ..MMT, Hep B screening and vaccination, TB screening and Treatment, STI, HTC, psy-cho social support through counseling, OD management etc.

(Seventeen Journey) 2016

AHRN-Myanmar opened its thirteen Drop-in Centre and clinic in Shwegu June 2016, where we provide comprehensive harm reduction services to (injecting) drug users and their families.
Shwegu Township is a township of Bhamo District in the Kachin State in the northern part of Myanmar. Shwegu stretches for 3 miles along the Ayeyarwady’s southern bank. It’s best known for its pottery and for the Shwe Baw Kyune monastery situated mid-river on Kyundaw (‘Royal’) Island. Due to its close proximity to Northern Shan State where opium and heroin production is abundant and due the hardships of working in the cold mining, this area is confronted with many drug users in the proximities.

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(Eighteen Journey) 2016

AHRN also started the implementation of Active Case Funding of Tuberculosis in Kalay, Tamu, Katha,Indaw and Homelin in Township areas in Ocotber 2016. The objective of this project is to improve TB case detection, address TB/HIV co-infection among PWID/PWUD, partners other household and community members by using digital X ray machine with a mobile team comprised of Medical doctors, Nurse, counsleors, X-ray and Lab technicians, driver etc. which are linked in developing and strengthening DOTS services in existing AHRN Harm Reduction and HIV services

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AHRN offers in all her 18 project sites comprehensive one-stop-shop and harm reduction programming through Drop in Centers, clinics, day care center (in Seng Taung only) mobile Outreach with NSP, with strong multi-disciplinary continuum of care package. AHRN innovative service delivery include HIV testing and counseling in shooting galleries, needle exchange, community-based outreach and testing, also interventions directed to the prevention, screening, treatment and care of HIV and TB among people who inject drugs. Further AHRN provides drug dependency services; hepatitis B testing and vaccination and malaria referrals and treatment followup.
 
AHRN is annually exchanging 10 million (!) needles and syringes, facilitating 3123 clients in receiving opioid substitution, provide primary health care for over 85.000 PWID annually and managed for example 304 drug overdoses successfully in 2016 with Nalaxone under very difficult circumstances.