NAPUD primarily works in the areas of public health, harm reduction, drug policy, and human rights protection. This is achieved through educational activities and advocacy on public health issues, Harm Reduction, drug policy, and human rights protection among key stakeholders within the Asian countries' population, government bodies, health professionals, the expert and scientific community, media, key population communities CBOs, and civil society organizations on a national, regional and international level by means of Conferences, workshops, Seminar, Consultations, Expert Group Meetings, Press-Conferences, informational, communicational, media and advocacy campaigns.
NAPUD is the focal point in the Asia Pacific region for all issues related to drug use and its impact. We firmly believe in the “Nothing About Us, Without Us” approach and the “Meaningful Involvement of People who Use Drugs” (MIPUD) principle.
Strengthening Drug User Movement - Small Grants Projects
NAPUD, with support from the RCF grants through INPUD as its lead consortium partner, is implementing the Innovative advocacy approaches to address health and rights of People who Use Drugs project (IAAP) in three countries, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. This small grant is aimed at strengthening the Drug User Movement and network strengthening in NAPUD represented countries.
Persaudaraan Korban NAPZA Indonesia (PKNI) also known as the Indonesian Network of People Who Use Drugs is a community based organisation working for the upliftment of PUD and PLHIV since 2006. The mission of PKNI is the fulfilment of human rights for people who use drugs by conducting critical education, and inclusion for people who use drugs, building strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations, advocating for drug policies, and providing technical assistance to empowering the PUD community. PKNI is promoting Community Led Monitoring (CLM) as their main strategy; and focusing on capacity building to strengthen advocacy at district level focus with a specific focus on health services such as mental health, and intensification of harm reduction services.
Thailand Network of People who Use Drugs (ThaiNPUD) is a community-led organisation that aims to strengthen the drug use response and advocacy in the country. ThaiNPUD is focusing upon Community System Strengthening (CSS) through the IAAP project support including monitoring and analysing the impact of the Thai Drug Code (2021) and other state policies to give empirical feedback to the decision makers. They also aim to enhance the knowledge and understanding of its executive board members on advocacy related matters to influence drug policy targeting policymakers and create public awareness.
Vietnam Network of People who use Drugs (VNPUD) is community-based organization that works to support access to essential services for people who use drugs across the country. The focus of VNPUD-HOPE lies upon community systems strengthening (CSS) organizing community consultations to identify key advocacy issues, rebuilding network membership, building information collection system and capacity building. VNPUD is also working on assessing the impact of the new drug regulation among people who use drugs in major provinces of Vietnam.