Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «global-fund» 

July 1st, 2019

What was the point of abandoning in 2018 everything that was achieved in Russia within the GF-funded 3-year project, when it’s highly likely that everything will have to be started from scratch in 2020? Isn’t it just a waste of money, time, efforts and lives of people affected by HIV?

September 19th, 2018

The results of the implementation of the recently closed HIV program in Russia are under a threat due to the ineligibility of country for Global Fund‘s transition funding and unwillingness of the government to support the implemented activities. At the same time there is a chance that Russia could become eligible for Global Fund HIV funding again starting from the next year and could receive an allocation for the next 2020 - 2022 period.

June 21st, 2016

We are happy to share with you our joy of having a new tiny office - after we worked for seven years without one, we were finally able to rent one!

December 15th, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives. One man, cheeks sunken and behavior jittery, takes a plastic bag full of needles, a […]

May 16th, 2014

As Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova trumpeted Russia's progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, critics insist that the government policy prohibiting methadone substitution continues to hamper efforts to slow the spread of the disease.

November 11th, 2013

Majority of people living with HIV and TB burden is now in middle-income countries, however health often does not benefit from improved economies

October 29th, 2013

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

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

March 9th, 2012

Katya moved to Moscow seven years ago and three years later — when she was pregnant with her first child — discovered she was HIV-positive. In a country where open discussion of AIDS is rare, Katya initially didn't know where to turn. She tried her local priests, but they told her that "there's no such thing as HIV." After going through feelings of shock, denial and helplessness, she came to accept her diagnosis with the help of her friends and family, and later by embracing religion. But it was only when she began antiretroviral therapy two years ago that the quality of her life improved.

January 24th, 2011

In her one-room flat, as a small shelf of porcelain cats looks on and the smell of mold hangs in the air, Zoya pulls down the left shoulder of her black blouse and readies herself for her next hit. A friend and ex-addict uses a lighter to heat a dark, pebble-like lump of Afghan heroin in a tiny glass jar, mixes it with filtered water and injects it into Zoya's shoulder. The 44-year-old widow is a wreck: HIV-positive, overweight and diabetic. After 12 years of dealing and drug abuse, the veins in her forearms and feet are covered in bloody scabs and abscesses, too weak and sore to take fresh injections.