What is harm reduction?

According to the definition provided by Harm Reduction International, Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to minimise negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws.

Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights. It focuses on positive change and on working with people without judgement, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that they stop using drugs as a precondition of support. Harm reduction encompasses a wide range of health & social services and practices built upon 12 pillars.

Harm Reduction International

The current situation and our activities

  • At the local level, the latest report of the National Drug Secretariat is available online at this link National Drug Control Master
  • At the regional level, ENACT Africa, which is in charge of strengthening Africa’s response to transnational organized crime, is closely monitoring the situation in Mauritius. Numerous studies can be consulted on the following link: ENACT Africa
  • At the organizational level, our field workers and peer educators have done their best to be as active as possible on the field. We have to take into account the fact that the country has undergone a confinement of almost 3 months, despite this the number of service users for 2020 has been satisfactory.


Number of beficiaries


Syringes & Needles Distributed






HIV, HCV & Syphilis Testing


Hepatitis C +

Founded in 2007, Collectif Urgence Toxida is the first organization in the African region to implement a harm reduction program.


Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Avenue,
Quatre Bornes, 72211, Mauritius


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