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Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad
kehpca_logoEhyaye Hayyate Sarmad is best known for its “Red Ribbon Prison” project that provided addiction treatment for drug users and workshops on sexual and reproductive health education. Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad is one of the first organisations in Iran to work in the field of harm reduction and HIV in the prison system.


Ehyaye Hayate Sarmad, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in 2011, works in close partnership with Khorasan Razavi Prisons Headquarters and Khorasan Razavi Justice Crime Prevention Council in Khorasan Razavi Province (North East of Iran). This is the first NGO in Iran that focuses on vulnerable prisoners and offers support services for them. It provides prevention and harm reduction measures, through spiritual and emotional support that allows them to live healthier lives in prison and after their release. Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad provides harm reduction efforts in reducing HIV transmission among prisoners by providing supporting services, peer education, preparation of training materials, counselling and so on. It has established "Positive Clubs" within prisons to support prisoners live with HIV.

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Profile in Brief
Ehyaye Hayate Sarmad
Middle East (Iran)
Field of Work
Harm reduction
Prisoner's Health
Social work Services
Drug Addiction Treatment
Populations Served
Prisoners (Men and Women)
Drug Users
Prisoner's Family
Prison Staff
Released Prisoners
2 Full time, 3 Part time, and 35 volunteers.
  • The harm reduction activities of this organisation have been recognized by the Minister of Justice, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.
  • Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad produced IEC material in HIV prevention among prisoners
  • Implemented a project called "Red Ribbon Prison" in two prisons of Khorasan Razavi province. Developed comprehensive instructions in harm reduction services for prisoners after their release.


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Address: No16- Hejrat 4 Sazemane ab BLVD,
Khorasan Razavi
Tel: +98 (511) 8646119
Fax: +98 (511) 8646113
Website: http://www.positiveclub.ir