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Figure HSR-3. Syringes distributed through specialised programmes per estimated IDU in 2009 or most recent year


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.

Calculations are based on IDU estimates for Latvia and Estonia for the year 2004; for Portugal: 2005; Malta: 2006; Sweden, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Norway: 2007; Croatia: 2008 and Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary: 2009.

(1) Data on number of syringes in Norway are based on reports from 11 opf 26 municipalities.

See the data on number of syringes distributed in Table HSR-5 .


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

Reitox National Reports, 2010.

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