CUT is registered with the Registrar of Associations in Mauritius. CUT gets a grant from the Open Society Institute (OSI) - through HIV NGO PILS, to send six of its members for a Study Tour through various harm reduction projects in Poland. CUT also invites two senior officials of the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life.
CUT is the first to launch the Needle Exchange Program (NEP) in Mauritius (the first of the Indian Ocean and Africa). CUT launches advocate work to lobby the Government for the introduction of the Methadone Substitution Therapy and for a Needle-Exchange Program at national level.
CUT organizes a public concert during which Harm Reduction is discussed. CUT is also received by the Ministers of Justice and Health for a debate.
CUT begins to exist as a platform, at a time when there is no Harm Reduction strategy in Mauritius. This platform brings together several civil society actors and NGOs involved in HIV and Drug use.