Our partners in Nepal

Youth Vision was founded in 1985. Nepal is included in Bridging the Gaps 2 as one of the countries with a focus on people who use drugs. Mainline has been partnering with Youth Vision for over 10 years. 

Based on a Mainline baseline study and situation analysis, enriched with stakeholder interviews and in accordance with Youth Vision, a work plan and budget have been set up for 2016, thereby aligning this project with existing programmes and policies in Nepal. The focus in 2016 will be on effective outreach work of Needle and Syringe Programming in two districts of Kathmandu Valley. 

A mapping exercise is executed by Nai Zindagi from Pakistan; a senior partner in Bridging the Gaps 2. The goal is to assess the total number of injecting drug users in Kathmandu Valley. As a result of this mapping, Youth Vision and Mainline look for new ways to reach people through mobile service delivery.

Furthermore, Mainline will look into the possibility of collaborating with international and national network organisation to provide more lobby and advocacy support. In addition, Mainline will strengthen Youth Vision’s capacity.

Our efforts include:

  • Harm Reduction training for Outreach Workers & Management.
  • Fundraising and resource mobilisation training.
  • A financial assessment.

About Youth Vision

They have more than 30 years of experience from numerous programmes and activities related to HIV infected people and drug users. Youth Visions aim is to increase the quality of life of drug users and people living with HIV by empowering them with a positive attitude and providing a caring and supportive environment where they can live with dignity and pride.

Youth Vision provides

  • Comprehensive services to People who Use Drugs (PWUD) in a total of 9 districts through a rights based approach; information education and counselling, harm reduction, detoxification, oral substitution therapy, rehabilitation and income generation. Referral and linkages are also the core approach of Youth Vision in benefiting targeted population.

  • Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Tuberculosis in its programme considering the great adherence problem in both of the issues.

  • A Harm Reduction approach to prevent HIV transmission in this particular high-risk population. With long dialogues and advocacy with the government, community and other stakeholders.

  • An Oral substitution therapy called Buprenorphine pharmacotherapy on 15 March 2007 as a pilot programme lobbying with the home ministry.

  • An effective, high-quality Needles and Syringe Programme (NSP) in Kathmandu is the core activity in the programme with Mainline from 2016 and onwards.

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Our work in Nepal
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Country Manager for Nepal: Nick Veldwijk

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on Youth Vision's website

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