Asian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ANPUD) was established in 2008 and became a registered organisation in 2010. It’s aim is to not only ensure the interest and needs of people who use drugs are represented in regional forums, but also supports the development of local country drug user networks throughout the Asia Pacific region.
ANPUD is a community based network that aims to represent people who use drugs and advocates for issues pertinent to drug users in Asia Pacific region.
ANPUD objectives are:
- For people who use drugs in Asia enjoy the same equal human rights and opportunities for a better quality of life.
- To advocate for access to diverse range of evidence based, locally driven harm reduction approaches in line with World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- Ensure people who use drugs in the Asian region have access to HIV prevention, treatment and care with special focus on access to hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment
- Establish strategic alliances and collaborations with individuals, groups and organisations who support and promote the participation of people who use drugs in the regional and global response to HIV and drug use.
- Provide expertise, resources and support to local networks to enable them to effectively advocate for people who use drugs on a local level.
If you would like to know more about ANPUD or become involved, you can contact them.