Needle Exchange Services Trust

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: PO Box 22, 176 Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Region: Oceania
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health'
Short description:
The Needle Exchange Programme (NEP) consists of approximately 200 outlets around New Zealand that sell new needles and syringes to injecting drug users. Outlets also receive and safely dispose of used needle and syringes. Some NEP outlets provide information and advice about preventing the transmission of blood borne diseases. In addition to exchanging injection equipment Needle Exchanges offer free help and advice to drug users about health issues relating to their drug use.
Other offices: