Upcoming Webinar: Drug Use and Harm Reduction among MSM
In partnership with Anova Health Institute and Mainline, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) presents a webinar on drug use and harm reduction among men who have sex with men (MSM). The webinar is intended for a global audience of community-based organizations and healthcare providers who serve MSM but who may not have expertise in harm reduction programming.
During the 45 minute program, we will cover:* An introduction to the different types of drugs use among MSM and their effects
* Common patterns of drug use among MSM
* Basic harm reduction principles for programs that currently serve MSM
This webinar is free of charge and pre-registration is required in order to participate. To pre-register, please enter your information below. Any questions can be directed to MSMGF Sr. Research and Programs Associate Keletso Makofane at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Grant Cairns is a harm reduction outreach worker and support group facilitator in
the Anova Health Institute’s Health4Men Project. Grant joined the Health4Men Project
as a volunteer and started working in data administration before joining the harm
reduction team. The Health4Men Project offers sexual health services to men who have
sex with men through clinics in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In addition, the
Health4Men Project provides training and mentorship to government healthcare workers
across South Africa. Grant is currently studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree in
Health Sciences and Social Services.
Mac Busz works as International Programme Manager at Mainline. She holds a degree in
Social Psychology and International Development Studies. Mainline is a Dutch based
non-governmental organization with 25 years of work experience with people who use
drugs (PWUD). Mainline specializes in drug use and health, and all of their work is
based on harm reduction principles. In the past 15 years Mainline has offered
training and consultancy in countries all over the world.