World Health Organization
Evaluation of changes of clinical practice of those primary health care workers who completed Essential Training on the Integrated Management of Hypertension and Diabetes in 7 pilot regions.
- To understand how the training was able to influence changes in PHC clinical practice in pilots in order to plan further improvements/adjustments of training’s content and teaching approaches, but also to identify other factors that need to be strengthened at PHC level for better NCDs prevention, early detection, care and support.;
- The evaluation of the project is planned to be carried out using three data collection approaches. Changes in risk assessment and treatment practices and outcomes will be evaluated by collecting information from patient records. Organizational changes in clinics and changes in division of tasks will be assessed performing observations of patient pathways. Focus group interview will be carried out to assess professionals’ opinions on effects of training in changing the practice and related possibilities and challenges.
National Institute of Health
Using qualitative interviews with HIV care providers and with 50yo+ patients diagnosed with HIV in the last 6 months, to explore diverse factors that shape HIV risk and HIV care engagement for HIV+ 50yo+, and challenges experienced by HIV care providers in reaching and servicing this population.
1) Explore HIV care providers’ views on what factors shape (dis-)engagement with HIV care for their 50yo+ clients newly diagnosed with HIV, what challenges they experience when working with this population group, and how they respond to these challenges.
2) Describe the patient-level factors that shape HIV risk practices and health expectations for 50 yo+ newly diagnosed with HIV.
Johns Hopkins University
The proposed research project will explore the social and place-based context of injection drug use and HIV and HCV risk among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Ukraine. Study participants will include men and women 18 years of age and older in Dnipro, Ukraine.
This study seeks to evaluate the implementation of the Street SMART evidence based behavioral intervention (EBI) in the Ukrainian context in order to determine its feasibility and effectiveness
Using a randomized clinical trial (RCT), this study was designed to assess the effectiveness of HIV risk-reduction interventions targeting injection drug users (IDUs) in three Ukraine regions. The investigators proposed to compare the effectiveness of a revised and updated manually-driven HIV testing and counseling intervention, the Counseling and Education (C & E) model developed by NIDA, with the C & E plus a manualized network intervention.
Booth RE, Davis JM, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Lisovska O, Strathdee SA, Latkin CA. (EN) Lancet HIV. 2016 Oct;3
Pact Inc. USAID «RESPOND»
The goal of this study is to evaluate the implementation in the Ukrainian context of the START intervention, which combines HIV/hepatitis/STI prevention case management, motivational interviewing and incremental risk reduction to aid soon-to-be-released prisoners to successfully re-integrate into the community and to protect them from HIV-related risks. The study has been conducted in the Mykolaiv, Lviv, and Dnipropetrovsk regions, including Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rig cities, in collaboration with the local partners: local HIV-servicing NGOs and health care facilities.
Research has proven the effectiveness of interventions START in Ukraine. Results of the study have shown a significant reduction in risky sexual behavior, a higher level of seeking for harm reduction services and testing for HIV, and improvement of knowledge about HIV among men in the intervention group compared with the control group. The project results were presented at the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban (South Africa)
T. Kiriazova, Y. Sereda, O. Neduzhko, O. Postnov, R. Yorick, I. Shvab, S. Dvoriak. Project START intervention increases HIV testing uptake and decreases HIV risk behaviour among men released from prison: a randomized study in Ukraine. AIDS 2016 - Durban, SAR
T. Кірьязова, Ю. Середа, О. Недужко, О. Постнов, Р. Йорік, І. Шваб, С. Дворяк. Втручання START підвищує рівень охоплення тестуванням на ВІЛ і знижує рівень ризикованої щодо ВІЛ сексуальної поведінки серед колишніх ув’язнених чоловіків: рандомізоване контрольоване дослідження в Україні. Проект USAID “RESPOND”, 2016 р. (UA)
Pact Inc. / USAID «RESPOND»
To evaluate eligibility of the integration care model for opioid addicts in non-specialized setting, particularly on basis of three primary care policlinics. Outcomes of interest include public health, substance abuse, HIV and TB.
Інтегроване лікування хворих на опіоїдну залежність в умовах центрів первинної медико-санітарної допомоги: навчально-методичний посібник / Дворяк С. В., Карагодіна О. Г., Морозова О. С., Пикало І. І., Думчев К. В., 2016
13/01/2017 Вийшов друком навчально-методичний посібник
Management Science for Health (MSH)
The study was conducted on the use of drugs for ART in order to improve the quality of treatment, optimize its costs and improve the patients’ condition, as well as increase the professional level of physicians involved in the treatment of patients with HIV-infection.
Holding an international conference after the publication in the journal "The Lancet"
A two-day meeting in Kyiv (28-29 July, 2017) explored the range of possibilities to improve health services access for people who use drugs at three distinct time periods: pre-incarceration, incarceration and immediately post incarceration. The meeting focused on aligning current advocacy, policy directions and future research in EE&CA towards enhanced health and criminal justice outcomes for key stakeholders working across the interface of drug use, health service provision and criminal justice systems in the region. The meeting included a formal press event to cast a Ukrainian and EE&CA lens on challenges and opportunities in responding to the dual issues of drug policy and health in the criminal justice system in the region.