Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «ukraine» 

November 7th, 2016

The Government of Ukraine has announced that in 2017 it will fully finance from its budget the national opioid substitution therapy programme for people who use drugs. Approximately US$ 500 000 will be allocated to enable 8000 people who inject drugs to continue to access the therapy in 2017.

January 25th, 2015

Emergency medical support needed to prevent deaths of HIV and OST patients in Donetsk and Luhansk

April 3rd, 2014

54 networks of people who use drugs, harm reduction, drug law reform, HIV professionals, and human rights organisations call the attention of UN and Global Fund to a largely overlooked aspect of the catastrophic situation currently unfolding in the Crimea.

March 14th, 2014

As of today the stock of medicines for opioid substitution therapy (OST) available on the peninsula, i.e. methadone and buprenorphine, is sufficient for several weeks only. In Sevastopol the situation is the most critical, as OST sites in this city were compelled to start decreasing patients’ dosage.

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.

April 24th, 2011

We, the undersigned, represent affected communities, activists, practitioners and non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/AIDS. Although all UN Member States have committed to reaching the Millennium Development Goal 6 “Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases”, Ukraine and Russia remain among a few countries worldwide where AIDS epidemics are on the rise (UNAIDS 2010). Your forthcoming visit to Ukraine and the Russian Federation presents an important opportunity to draw the attention of the governments of these countries to their inadequate response to the fast growing HIV epidemics largely concentrated among injecting drug users.