Good practice review report

Work Package 4 of the Boost project aims to scale up the implementation of people-centred good practices in HIV/HBV/HCV services for people who use drugs among community-based organizations with a focus on integrated interventions, expansion of community voluntary testing, and linkage to treatment options. Within the work package, the aims are to develop four organizations into centres of expertise to function as “Lighthouses” within their region through the build-up of a peer network among them, support selected interested Harm Reduction community-based organizations to implement effective Communicable Diseases Action Plans (CDAPs) that fit the local context. A peer-consultation mechanism among four organizations (lighthouses) was established to enhance knowledge and competence transfer among them by creating a mutual learning exchange platform, organizing cross-topical meetings on key common issues and concerns. This report summarizes approaches of lighthouse partners, reviewing recently published best practice collections in infection prevention and control, and documenting community-led responses to communicable diseases and drawing out lessons for the development of good practice among community-led organizations. Finally, the report brings together and reviews good practices, barriers, and legal frameworks.