Upcoming Webinar: Drug Use & Harm Reduction among MSM

Published: October 24, 2014

Upcoming Webinar

Drug Use and Harm Reduction among MSM

 Thursday October 30, 2014
7:00 am PST

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 drug 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 will be presented by Grant Cairns and Machteld Busz.

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.

This webinar is free of charge and pre-registration is required in order to participate. To learn more and pre-register, click the following link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/vp0u2jh1gtht&eom.

Any questions can be directed to MSMGF Sr. Research and Programs Associate Keletso Makofane at kmakofane@mpactglobal.org.

Thank you very much!


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