Photo stories from people who use drugs: our lives, our voices

© EMK, Lal Pu, Myo, Mang & Ye 2018 | PhotoVoice | Frontline AIDS | PITCH | Myanmar
"I lost a friend who was a drug user and pregnant. She went into labour but because of the fear and shame she felt through stigma, she didn't feel she could go to a clinic and so instead she went to traditional birth attendant in the community. She had complications. She lost a lot of blood. During child birth, she died." Stigma and discrimination in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights services are a barrier to many women accessing quality healthcare. For female drug users, these barriers can be impossible to overcome. Women should not be defined by who they are or what they do. The Nigerian constitution guarantees the right to health for every citizen - Make healthcare accessible for ALL women.

These photos tell stories of the lives of people who use drugs in Myanmar, Nigeria and Uganda. They were created through a collaboration between Frontline AIDS and PhotoVoice, working with communities of people who use drugs, LGBT people, and adolescent girls and young women in the three countries, within the Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH) programme.

Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH), is a strategic partnership between Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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