Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This study assesses the effectiveness of the MARTAS - Modified effective “Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services” (ARTAS) intervention. This is a case management - based individual-level, multi-session intervention for people who are recently diagnosed with HIV in narcology, TB, and STIs clinics in order to help them link to and be retained in HIV care.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Identifying the main mechanisms and ways to involve injecting drug users and men who have sex with men to receive primary care services.
- To find out the general perception of PWID and MSM to family doctors and the readiness to receive medical services, including those related to HIV, at the primary care;
- Identify existing and in-demand primary care services for PWID and MSM;
- Identify the main barriers and factors that contribute to the treatment of PWID and MSM for the primary care services;
- Identify existing and in-demand sources and channels of information about the primary care services for PWID and MSM (including potential messages, topics, etc.);
- Determine the perception and willingness of NGO representatives to work with family physicians to provide services to PWID and MSM in the prevention and treatment of HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other socially dangerous diseases;
- To find out the existing and demanded role of family doctors in providing services to PWID and MSM in the prevention and treatment of HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other socially dangerous diseases;
- To identify the existing mechanism of interaction between PWID/MSM, NGOs and family doctors in the context of receiving medical services, including those related to HIV prevention;
- To identify the optimal model of interaction between PWID/MSM, NGOs and family doctors in the context of receiving medical services, including those related to HIV prevention;
- Provide recommendations for increasing the demand for PWID and MSM to receive primary care services, communication strategy for it and establishing a process of interaction between PWID / MSM, NGOs and family physicians.
World Health Organization
The study will look at the feasibility and impact of expanding the availability and accessibility of community management of opioid overdose (including training and take-home naloxone) in participating countries/sites.
The study will produce evidence on the implementation barriers and facilitators for community management of opioid overdose, including trainings, outreach activities and settings that are better placed to reach many people at risk to prevent opioid overdose. The initiative's targets include saving lives by making naloxone and training on overdose management available to all people likely to witness an overdose, including peers and family members. The initiative sets a global implementation target of 90-90-90 as a joint point of reference:
1) 90 per cent of the relevant target population should be trained in overdose risk and emergency management;
2) 90 per cent of those trained should carry take-home naloxone;
3) 90 per cent of those who have been given a naloxone supply should use naloxone at overdoses they witness.
The Providence/Boston (Center for AIDS Research) CFAR
Retrospective assessment of pediatric TB in Ukraine. Prospective assessment of active TB among children in Ukraine.
1. To define real mortality from TB among children (HIV-positive and HIV-negative) in 2 regions of Ukraine.
2. To document the number of bacteriologically confirmed and clinically diagnosed cases of TB among children in 2 regions of Ukraine.
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.
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.
3) An additional strength of this study is to further quantitative study of 100 patients views on how the pandemic coronavirus and quarantine affected the life and behavior of 50+ patients with HIV-positive diagnosis, including their understanding of the risks СOVID-19, HIV and other diseases during the quarantine and how patients cope with these difficulties.
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.
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.