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March 14th, 2016

The purpose of this paper is to analyze poor management of tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment and explore parameters and causes of this problem drawing on qualitative interviews with former prisoners and medical specialists in Kaliningrad Oblast in Russia.


February 8th, 2016

Mikhail Golichenko, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, about case from Russian which represents one of the clearest examples of how stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs, people living with HIV and people living with TB feed into the state’s inability to ensure an adequate response to TB.


July 15th, 2014

Tuberculosis is a major health threat in Russia, where it is the leading infectious disease killer.The country has the highest rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis in Europe and the third highest in the world. And those rates are climbing.


April 24th, 2014

We have already written about the situation with human rights violation of patients in TB clinic in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. Patients call this clinic "the last way" as they believe that people come here to die. Since 2010 ARF together with local NGOs Chance+ and New Life try to attract any attention to the situation in this clinic and to improve it somehow. Here you may find the update on further negative developments around this TB clinic submitted to e UN Special Rapporteur on the right for health


July 21st, 2013

Interviews with patients of the Yekaterinburg TB clinic which is known as "one way clinic" among its patients. Interviews were conducted in December 2012 to understand if anything had changed since 2010 when complaint was submitted to the Special Rapporteur in 2010 with regard to the alarming situation with Tuberculosis treatment in HIV positive drug dependent patients in the Tuberculosis clinic in Yekaterinburg, located at 620050, Yekaterinburg, ulitsa Kamskaya, 37.


July 21st, 2013

This is a follow up application regarding the violations of the right to the highest attainable standard of health (Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The initial request for urgent appeal was submitted to the Special Rapporteur in 2010 with regard to the alarming situation with Tuberculosis treatment in HIV positive drug dependent patients in the Tuberculosis clinic in Yekaterinburg, located at 620050, Yekaterinburg, ulitsa Kamskaya, 37.


April 12th, 2012

Yekaterinburg city tuberculosis (TB) clinic on Kamskaya Street specialises in the treatment of TB/HIV co-infection. We first visited in November 2009, as part of an ongoing qualitative study undertaken by the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and funded by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. While we were there, both patients and doctors referred to the clinic as “the last way.”


January 17th, 2012

News from the upcoming AIDS2012 Conference in Washington, DC: photo exhibition "Putin’s Russia: Life with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis" will take place on Monday, July 23, 18:30 to 20:00, at the Social, Economic & Prevention Justice Zone (GV-806). It is organized by the Institute of Modern Russia (USA). The session will be presented by photographer Misha Friedman.


September 4th, 2011

Tuberculosis presents a serious problem to public health all over the world and especially in countries with developing economies. In spite of the availability of effective treatment for simple tuberculosis, annually it is responsible for more than 4500 deaths worldwide. More often than not, this is connected with late diagnosis of the disease and the […]


July 6th, 2011

The study underlined the lack of adequate prevention interventions for both diseases among drug dependent individuals. Late detection of HIV and late initiation of HIV treatment serve as key barriers to effective treatment of co-infection among this population. These factors are a direct result of poor interactions between health service providers and this group and inadequate prevention efforts.