CUT joined Ravanne Indian Ocean as a member, and its Advocacy Officer became Vice President of Mauritius to the proceeding CUT also joined the platform 'Stop the Harm'
Who are we?
Collectif Urgence Toxida (CUT) is a Mauritian network of NGOs created in 2005 and working in the field of Harm Reduction in relation to drug use.
CUT works mainly in the implementation of community projects and in the in the area of advocacy.
The mission of CUT is to advocate and offer evidence-based Harm-Reduction services to People Who Use Drugs, in order to promote the economic, health, and social well-being of the Nation.
HISTORY / ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ORGANISATION
CUT takes part in the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, making a presentation on the Harmonisation of Public Health and Public Safety in a Politically Conservative Environment.
CUT is selected to Chair the Harm Reduction Committee, under the National Aids Secretariat (NAS), which works under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office.
CUT launches its Community Container project (after a pilot phase). The Project consists of a team of six people, including a Health Care Assistant. The project aims to provide support, counselling and referral services to people who use drugs plus a basic medical service (dressings and other primary care) and HIV screening.
CUT participates in the 16th ICASA Conference (International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, making a presentation on the Community-based Harm Reduction programmes in Mauritius.
The OUTREACH WORKERS
There are approximately fifty Outreach Workers workers involved in our field projects.
Outreach Workers are usually from the neighbourhood areas where our Field Projects are implemented,
with the exception of our mobile caravan project.