Tuberculosis among people who use drugs in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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Tuberculosis among people who use drugs in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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In the mid-2000s, West Africa became a major transit hub for heroin and cocaine trafficking, facilitating the emergence of local markets and resulting in an increase in drug users (DUs).

Cannabis, heroin and cocaine, usually inhaled, are the most commonly used drugs in Côte d’Ivoire.3 Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, has drug consumption areas (known as smoking rooms) in various locations, where drugs are purchased and used. Abidjan’s estimated 6,000 DUs are known to have specific health issues, particularly tuberculosis.