SANPUD was established in 2017, with financial, technical and administrative support from the International Network pf People Who Use Drugs (INPUD), Mainline, and TBHIV Care. SANPUD became a registered NGO in 2018, and we aim to support our members, regional networks of people who use drugs, by providing them with financial, logistical, administrative and technical support.
SANPUD envisions a world where 1: people are, most of the time, able to make conscious, well-informed decisions about how and when to use, or not to use, drugs, 2: drug policies do not increase the harms to people who use drugs, restrict access to health care or remove autonomy, and 3: the responses to people who use drugs, do not perpetuate oppression, marginalisation, stigmatisation and economic exclusion..
A South Africa where people who use drugs are no longer criminalised, and enjoy the same rights as those guaranteed to all South Africans in the constitution, without marginalisation, exclusion or stigma based on their use of drugs.
Read more about our partnership with TB HIV Care and the services that they offer to people who use drugs. The provision of needles and syringes has been stopped in eThekwini, with devastating consequences. Click the image below.