Operational Research on refugees and injecting drug use

Due to an increase in refugee populations within MENA countries, a number of public health issues and concerns have arose due to the living conditions of the refugees in the region. Hence, MENAHRA started a research to conduct an operational research on refugees and injecting drug use in the region. This research will target the following five countries from its three sub-regions: Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia. It will be coordinated by the MENAHRA Network Secretariat with support from the three Knowledge Hubs and other partners. Country focal points will be identified to coordinate country work with major stakeholders, including National AIDS Control Programs (NAP). The results from this research will be used as an evidence-based advocacy tool for promoting targeted harm reduction programs for refugees across the region.