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Table HSR-5. Provision of needle and syringe programmes (NSPs)

Part (ii). Clients and contacts at specialist NSP agencies, 2009-2010

Country20092010
Number of all NSP clientsCoverage (%)Number of all NSP contactsCoverage (%)Number of all NSP clientsCoverage (%)Number of all NSP contactsCoverage (%)
Belgium (Flemish community)::14 501100::16 082:
Bulgaria15 28710072 1291008 05710080 106100
Czech Republic(1)23 700100237 80010024 500100234 900100
Ireland::::::::(4)
Greece6 358508 643751 0802515 848100
France::::575 00087::
Cyprus::::12100::
Latvia2 92010036 778100::44 487100
Lithuania 2 7374532 35868(2)6 1364142 73650
Hungary2 39910029 9761002 81010029 688100
Poland3 10010033 5591005 427100::
Portugal::::2 25872::
Romania9 4171009 3151009 027100::
Slovenia::::2 030:17 319100
Slovakia6 62110019 928100(3)2 26710010 771100
Finland13 3009579 60095::::
Sweden1 10410011 758100::::
UK Wales::::7 27710021 882100
UK Northen Ireland::::::17 712100
Croatia4 877100::3 737100::
 

Notes:

The table includes the number of all individual clients and the number of client contacts using NSP specialist fixed agencies in the reporting year.

Where data are not available, the table entry is left empty.

(1) Data represents only NSP clients/contacts in low-threshold facilities. All clients/contacts of low treshold facilities were 30.000/365.000 in 2009 and 32.374/396.841 in 2010.

(2) Additional 3310 clients were reported for outreach NSP programmes (55% coverage).

(3) Data include clients from the NSP specialist agency in Bratislava as well as low threshold agencies in the country.

(4) Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) published its annual review for 2009 in October 2010: needle-exchange service recorded just under 30,000 client visits in 2009, a decrease of some 10,000 on 2008 figure (http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/14710/).

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.

Sources:

Standard tables on 'syringe availability' (ST10) submitted by NFPs in 2010 and 2011.

Reitox National Reports.

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