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Project: HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction Programme for Intravenous Drug Users

DFID.1999.B
01/11/1999 - 30/04/2001 (18 months)

Results

The Project aimed to decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS among intravenous drug users in Sverdlovskaya oblast through providing access to injection equipment and information about HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction.
The major results of the Project are:


  • Multi-sectoral harm reduction programme for injecting drug users was established on regional level and in pilot municipalities;
  • Harm Reduction Co-ordination Committee was established and co-operation in the issues related with drug addiction and HIV/AIDS between the different agencies was significantly improved, especially between health care authorities and department of internal affairs;
  • Harm reduction approach was implemented primarily in 3 pilot districts and then disseminated to some other municipalities,
  • Methodological Guidelines for municipal administrations on organisation of system of prevention of HIV/AIDS, STD and other diseases transmitted by injecting drug users were developed
  • The health education and outreach work among injecting drug users was organised;
  • Clinicians and staff of interested institutions and NGOs were trained in harm reduction approach;
  • More effective methods of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug users were implemented
  • Access for drug users to primary health services became easier;
  • Drug users behaviour has started to change so the risk of HIV and STD transmission became less in pilot sites;
  • Contacts between specialists and hardly accessible groups of drug users were established.

  • Location

  • Sverdlovsk oblast
  • Related Organisations

    Counterparts:   no information
    Beneficiaries:   Health Department of Sverdlovskaya oblast
    Financiers:   Department for International Development (DFID)
    Contractors:   International Family Health

    Project Budget

    no information

    Personnel

    The following table contains the persons involved in the project and the organisations they belong to. In order to get contact details about a person or an organisation, please click on its name.

     
    Position in project
    Name of
    the Expert
     
    Current work place
    Place of
    Performance
    Administrator of the Project from DfID side, Monitoring and Evaluation Team Patel A. Department for International Development (DFID)
    Long-term expert from the Russian side Ruzhnikov Y.
    Monitoring and Evaluation Team McDonald I.
    Manager of the Project Crayn S.
    Monitoring and Evaluation Team Samyishkin E.
    Manager of the Project Slavin H.
    Co-executor Pauer R.
    Monitoring and Evaluating Team Borovitce M.
    Long-term expert from the Russian side Balakin A.
    Monitoring and Evaluating Team Barrose D.

    Project Documents

    The following table lists the documents created by or used in the project. In order to see details about a document, or to download it, please click on its title or on 'details'.

    Document Type Title Format More...
    Articles Prevention and rehabilitation in narcology. - 2002. -# 1. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Concepts Preventing the HIV epidemic. A briefing paper for policy makers on the role of needle and syringe provision in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. - IHRD, 2000. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Contracts Memorandum on understanding between Ministry of Health of Sverdlovsk region (Russia) and organisation “International Family Health” (Great Britain) and Medical School of London University (Great Britain). - 1999. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Information material Do not risk yourself. - 5 copies. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Methodological materials Modern approaches in HIV and drug addiction prevention in Sverdlovsk region: Methodical materials for administrations of municipal institutions. - Ekaterinburg, 2001. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Methodological materials Organisation of the prevention work to prevent spreading of the infectious diseases to the injection drug users: Methodical recommendations. - Ekaterinburg, 2002. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Methodological materials Starting and managing needle and syringe programs: A guide for Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. - IHRD. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Protocols Modern approaches in HIV and drug addiction. Programme of harm reduction: Proceedings of the regional scientific practical conference, Yekaterinburg - London: London: Uralsky University, 2001. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Questionnaires Anonymous questionnaire # 2: Assessment of the syringes exchange point. - Urals State Medical Academy. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Reports Programme of decreasing risks of HIV/AIDS among intravenous drug addicts: Goals, objectives and results of the project. - Yekaterinburg: Tacis. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Reports Progress to Purpose Report: British-Russian project on HIV/AIDS prevention among intravenous drug addicts. - Sverdlovsk, Russian Federation, 2000. This document can be downloaded This document has been written by the project View Details of the Document
    Topics: 

    This project is characterised by the topics below. Please click on one of these topics to see a list of other projects with that topic.

    Adolescent health

    Alcoholism

    Disease Prevention

    Drug abuse

    HIV/AIDS

    Primary health care and community health

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     The project is funded by WHO/CIDA Health Care Policy and Stewardship Programme in Russia
     Developed in co-operation with the EU funded Tacis "North West Health Replication Project"
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