Harm Reduction International

Founding Year: 1990

Staff: 15

Budget: £1.4 m

Naomi Burke-Shyne (Executive Director)

Is a “leading non-governmental organisation working to promote and expand support for harm reduction.” It works to “reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies, practices, and human rights-based approaches to drug policy.”

Work areas:



  • The Global State of Harm Reduction 2020 (2020, 192p) – It “is the only report that provides an independent analysis of harm reduction in the world”.
  • Harm Reduction Journal: is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal whose focus is on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use and health public policies.


  • International Conference: “is the main global forum for the exchange of information at the intersection of human rights, public health and drug policy.”


Harm Reduction International contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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