TaNPUD reached its strategic goal of 2015 to 2018 of having a network that has member organizations as members. TaNPUD had 12 member organizations by 2019, and 7 other organizations that were still being observed if they are meeting the targets to be members of the network.
Since 2016 TaNPUD had a number of crisis response teams (CRTs) which were tasked with the role of responding to incidents where PWIUDs were in conflict with law enforcers and with the community. CRTs have acted to save many PWIUDs from incarcerations and from likely mob violence in the communities. Where PWIUDS are either incarcerated or mobbed, there is post-incident care that caters for either medication, prison release endeavorsand psycho-social services.
A Nation with love, respect and unity and which is free from stigma and discrimination for People who use drugs.
To empower people who use drugs to participate in community development and be involved in planning and decision making that affects PWUDs and also to have equal rights and access health services
Sharing a real life experience is brave and has been used over the years to warn others about the effects of drug use. This strategy is often referred to as “sharing real life experience” and involves a person in recovery from drug dependency describing their drug use, acts of self-harm and their road to recovery.
Personal testimony may be a powerful tool for hope when speaking to a recovery audience, but as a universal prevention strategy it is inappropriate due to the potential for harm.
To me, a drug is a drug, no matter what. . . . I started off with marijuana and just graduated. To me marijuana is the door that opens a lot of things. It's what you start with. . . . And I started smoking crack because I loved cocaine that much. And it was just the next thing to coke. But I lost everything.
TaNPUD together with her member organizations engaged in WDD Commemoration held in Arusha in June…