INPUD Survey on the Health & Rights of People Who Use Drugs in a COVID-19 Environment

13 May, 2020

Take the ongoing survey in English, FrenchSpanish, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese or Russian

At this difficult time, INPUD is committed to supporting our diverse communities during and beyond COVID-19 through the collection and reporting of information on the experiences, needs and aspirations of people who use drugs globally.

To that end, INPUD’s peer-driven research aims to:

  • To understand how people who use drugs experience and emerge from COVID-19 induced change, disruptions and official emergency powers.
  • To document and monitor human rights violations, service disruptions and other difficulties experienced by people who use drugs associated with COVID-19 responses.
  • To capture and document the adoption of responses that address the needs of people who use drugs to inform advocacy and to protect these gains in the post-COVID-19 environment.​

INPUD will use the information collected in this survey for our work at the global level including its advocacy and reporting to UN agencies and other relevant organisations. The information will also be shared in regular reports to the INPUD website and to regional, national and local networks of people who use drugs to support their work on the ground in these contexts.

Completion of this online survey will take 20 - 30 mins. All data will be securely stored by INPUD. We appreciate your contribution and support of this important research. All reports produced from this research will be uploaded to the INPUD website at: but if you would prefer reports to be sent to you directly, there will be an option in the survey to provide an e-mail address.

The survey is currently available in:

English | Spanish | Italian | Hindi | PortugueseRussian | French

Survey Report 1 from data collected between 8th May to 31st of May is available here

Acknowledgements: INPUD wishes to acknowledge and thank all the individuals and peer-led organisations who have taken the time to respond to this survey and circulate it to your networks. As a global peer-based network, INPUD is only as strong as its community of people who use drugs. We thank you for your support and solidarity in these challenges times and for your contribution to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on our global community.