Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «hepatitis-c» 

November 6th, 2014

What Do We Want For the Future: Presenting the Manifasto Berlin Declaration

October 29th, 2014

Anya Sarang's speech at a special session dedicated to the presentation of the Manifesto / Berlin Declaration within the first European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use in Berlin.

July 7th, 2014

The report was prepared by Andrey Rylkov Foundation in 2013 and describes the processes around access to HCV treatment in the Russian Federation.

September 4th, 2013

In the morning, on the 4th of September, people passing the building of Ministry of Health on Rakhmanovsky Pereulok in Moscow could see a huge yellow banner "TREAT HEPATITIS C? IT IS CHEAPER TO BURY. MINISTRY OF HEALTH" stretched on the fence. Next to the banner, there was a man in a doctor’s robe with a mask, symbolizing Dr. Death who preferred not to treat but to kill patients, as it would be much cheaper for the state budget.

May 16th, 2012

ARF is proud to have organized several events at Occupy Abai (Moscow's Occupy camp). First, On May 12-15 ARF provided hepatitis C and HIV testing and counselling to dozens of the camp's activists. Then, on May 15, ARF organized a seminar on harm reduction, called "Alternative approach to drug use in an authoritarian state", for about 100 Occupy members.

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.