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Executive Board Members

Abou Mere


Abou is the Regional Director of Kripa Foundation, an organization working on Drug use, HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis and is based in the North-Eastern part of India. He has more than two decades of working experience in the field of Drugs and HIV. Abou is the founding member of the Indian Drug Users’ Forum (IDUF) and has served as its President from 2012 till 2018. He still serves the IDUF as President for the current period 2020-22. IDUF got a legal identity under his leadership and got recognized as the National Drug Users’ Network in India.

Location – Nagaland, India  

Email – abou.mere@napud.org

Yasir Ali Khan

Vice Chairperson

Yasir is an activist working on substance use, Chem-Sex issues and voicing for the rights of PLHIV for more than 12 years. He has been implementing a large-scale support group to improve the dignity of PLHIV and People Who Use Drugs in Pakistan. Yasir holds a Master’s degree in Project Management and has vast experience working in Pakistan’s social development sector.

Location – Lahore,Pakistan
Email – yasir.khan.umt@gmail.com
Johann Pancreatius C Nadela (Panki)

General Secretary

Panki is the Founder and Executive Director of IDUCARE, the only organisation in Cebu City, that caters to the various health needs of people who use drugs. Johann comes with 8 years of experience working as a Drug User Rights Advocate on access to Harm Reduction services and decriminalization of drug use in The Philippines since 2013.

Location Cebu City, The Philippines

Email – johann.nadela@napud.org

Joint Secretary


Moch Endy Mulia Putra


Endy comes with 17 years of experience as a Harm Reduction activist. He is presently the National Coordinator of “PKNI” The national Drug Users’ Network in Indonesia. Endy is the founder member of Positive life Foundation in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia founded in 2004. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Gempita Foundation in South Jakarta (from 2013 till date) and presently Treasurer at North Jakarta AIDS Commission (2010 till date).

Location Jakarta, Indonesia

Email – endy.mulia@napud.org
Jane Kasim

Executive Member

Jane works with the SEED Foundation, the first Trans-Led organization in Malaysia as Program Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience in working with transgender woman and sex workers on HIV prevention, care and support. Jane has also been working on Human Rights issues for the last three years.

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email – syarianajane@gmail.com
Le Van Hong

Executive Member

Hong has been an active member in the Executive Board of the Vietnam network of people who use drugs (VNPUD). He has been working as a Community Leader of Hoa Nang Club for seven years in facilitating access to HIV prevention services to people who inject drugs (IDU) in Nghe An province in Vietnam.    Location Hanoi, Vietnam
Email –  hoanangnghiloc@gmail.com
Idris Azizi_Executive Member
Mohammad Idris Azizi

Executive Member

Idris works as a leader of the PLHIV community with the Bridge Hope Health Organization (BHHO) which is the only community led organisation in Afghanistan that works with People who Use Drugs and other Key Affected Populations. Idris is currently volunteering as the CEO of Afghanistan Network of People Living with HIV (ANP+).

Location – Kabul, Afghanistan

Email – idrisazizi425@gmail.com

Jirasak Sriparmong (Sak)

Executive Member

Jirasak Sripramong is a Drug User and HIV activist from Thailand. He has extensively worked on the provision of Harm Reduction services across Thailand. Jirasak has proactively advocated for the availability of medicines for the treatment of HCV in the country. He has also served as the Thai Foundation Board President for ANPUD [Asian Network of Asian People who Use Drugs] till 2020. Jirasak initiated the establishment of ThaiNPUD [Thailand Network of People who Use Drugs] as he strongly believes that – “No one knows about the problems that revolves around drug use and users unless, people who use drugs themselves voice for it”.

Location  Khon-Kaen, Thailand 

Email – jirasak.sriparmong@gmail.com 

Shahed Ibne Obaed (Choton)

Executive Member

Choton is the President of the Network of People Who Use Drugs (NPUD) in Bangladesh. He comes with 20 years of Professional experience working in multi-sectoral developments and organizations including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria (GFATM) programmes. Choton comes with specific skills on social mobility and advocacy to increase social tolerance, for creating a conducive environment for people who use drugs in Bangladesh.

Location Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email – chotton007@yahoo.com

Nepal Representative

Executive member