Advocacy

Tools to help you increase access to naloxone in your area

Where can I apply for funding for my naloxone program?

Overall, naloxone is a very cheap medicine. Major HIV/AIDS donors have committed support to funding the purchase of naloxone. It’s important that harm reduction programs take advantage of this commitment. 

For example, if naloxone is explicitly mentioned in your country’s Global Fund proposal, you can receive ample funding for naloxone. Since naloxone is cheap, it’s important to include advocacy directed at national and local health authorities too, as part of your advocacy plans to ensure a sustainable supply of naloxone.

On this page are some tools to help you advocate for funding for your naloxone distribution program. They make the case that lay distribution of naloxone is cost-effective for local communities, and that overdose response is an important component of HIV programming.

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