Our partners in Kenya

Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA) was established in 1986 and registered as an NGO in 1995. Mainline began a partnership with MEWA on September 1, 2012.

The primary objective of this work was to improve access to quality HIV prevention, treatment, care, support services, socio economic rehabilitation, reintegration and human rights for people who use drugs.

Harm reduction activities implemented by MEWA, with the support of Mainline, include:

  • outreach work,

  • needle and syringe programme,

  • condom demonstration and distribution,

  • HIV testing and counselling,

  • screening/diagnosing/treating diseases and infections,

  • detoxification and rehabilitation services

  • advocacy and sustainable livelihood programmes.

The work plan for MEWA is based on a baseline study conducted by Mainline at the beginning of 2016. In summery MEWA will:

1. Deliver inclusive, rights-based and gender sensitive services by strengthening and building the capacity of the MEWA Drop-in centre to deliver effective harm reduction services to PWUD in the community, in addition to making services more accessible for females who use drugs.

2. Advocate for continuously strengthening services and upholding human rights Mainline will promote supportive drug policy and a legal framework for scaling-up financial sustainability of harm reduction services to PWUD.

3. Facilitate community development Mainline will promote better and more comprehensive care for PWUD in Kenya through supporting preventative interventions to improve PWUD (and their families) lives.

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(it’s mission and vision and broader activities)

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Country Manager for Kenya: Muna Handulle


Board of MEWA

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