Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Other EECA countries

October 31st, 2013

The take home naloxone program in Estonia was launched in September 2013. The program started with training on naloxone/ overdose prevention and naloxone distribution for 20 persons. Among them mostly people who inject drugs (PWID), some patients of Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), some outreach workers and few partners of the PWID. 500 kits with the […]

October 29th, 2013

How the Global Fund’s Reform might have Deadly Side Effects in EECA region

July 7th, 2013

Harm-reduction activists take to the streets of Bucharest to warn the authorities of alarming public health risks

July 7th, 2013

EECA Initiative on Harm Reduction Moves a Few Steps Closer to Submitting a Concept Note

May 18th, 2012

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network report: The Global Fund’s retrenchment and the looming crisis for harm reduction in Eastern Europe & Central Asia

April 7th, 2012

Everyone knows someone who has died. In the circles of Estonian friends who use "china white", death is a constant possibility.

March 9th, 2012

EHRN’s report “Drug Dealers, Drug Lords and Drug Warriors-cum-Traffickers: Drug Crime and the Narcotics Market in Tajikistan” presents research on the role played by the police, petty drug dealers and users in the street level drug trade in Tajikistan. Synthesizing information received from interviews with individual Tajik drug users, as well as lesser-known studies by local researchers, the study brings to light a number of interesting details of the street level drug trade in Tajikistan and discusses their implications for drug policies in the Central Asian region as a whole. This research likewise illustrates the shocking state of corruption in Tajik law enforcement agencies and penitentiary facilities whereby police and prison officers directly facilitate the distribution of drugs. At the heart of this study are the upperworld-underworld nexus and a crucial transformation of the representatives of the state organs of power from “drug warriors” into “drug traffickers.”

January 22nd, 2012

"On behalf of thousands of mothers whose children are living with hepatitis C virus (HCV), I'm appealing to you to reduce the treatment costs for this potentially fatal disease, so that most people living on a middle-income could access these lifesaving medications”, - says Svetlana Laskova from Uzbekistan in her letter to the two pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Roche. Svetlana's daughter Marina has been living with HCV for the past 10 years and has not been able to complete her treatment due to prohibitively high costs of treatment.

November 24th, 2011

A three-part documentary film from the Open Society Institute about the effect on women of the drug-related HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe. Part 1: Zina and Marina—best friends and active drug users, who are about to discover their HIV status; Part 2: Tanya--a mother of two who has transitioned into substitution treatment but whose husband continues to use drugs; Part 3: Galya--a former user who now works as a peer-to-peer outreach worker.