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Figure HSR-3. Syringes distributed through specialised programmes in 2010 per estimated IDU

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Country Lower Bound Upper BoundSyringe coverage per estimated IDU
Cyprus(2010)111
Greece(2010)867
Slovakia(2006)23917
UK Scotland(2006/07)272627
Hungary(2008/09)888888
Croatia(2009)1126890
Portugal(2005)16984112
UK Wales(2006)138110125
Czech Republic(2010)138129133
Luxembourg(2007)246161208
Norway(2009)369261315

Notes:

Syringes provided through fixed and mobile NSP points in the community and in prisons: at specialist drugs agencies, including through outreach work and peer-distribution, through vending machines and pharmacy-based NSP points.

The year of the IDU estimate is presented in brakets near to each country label.

The injecting use estimates can be found in Table PDU-1 part (ii).

Sources:

Standard tables on 'syringe availability' (ST10) submitted by NFPs in 2011.

Reitox National Reports, 2011.

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