Infographic. Number of sterile syringes distributed per person who injects drugs and proportion of high-risk opioid users in opioid agonist treatment (OAT)

This graphic is part of the Elimination barometer on viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs in Europe (prevention component).

Figure. Number of sterile syringes distributed per person who injects drugs and proportion of high-risk opioid users in opioid agonist treatment (OAT), by country, latest available data

Source data

Country People who inject drugs, year of estimate Number people who inject drugs High-risk opioid use, year of estimate Number high-risk opioid users Total number of syringes distributed Total number of OST clients Proportion in OST Syringes per person who injects drugs
Croatia 2015 6344 2015 8874 376537 5202 0.59 59
Cyprus 2020 710 2020 974 7920 208 0.21 11
Czechia 2020 42200 2020 11100 8892977 5000 0.45 211
Finland 2017 25000 2017 26200 6595051 4729 0.18 264
France 2019 129703 2019 202485 12572530 177100 0.87 97
Greece 2020 2488 2020 12351 386745 9211 0.75 155
Latvia 2016 7715 2017 7100 1118439 721 0.1 145
Lithuania 2016 8868 2016 7503 245592 1044 0.14 28
Luxembourg 2019 822 2019 1427 394690 1176 0.82 480
Norway 2019 8476 2013 9015 3400000 8099 0.9 401
Portugal 2015 13162 2018 28287 1155728 17614 0.62 88
Spain 2019 9158 2019 63660 1821923 58540 0.92 199
Belgium 2019 7018 2019   1243152     177

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