Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Other EECA countries

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.