A report released by UNAIDS on March 13, 2019, shows that despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, HIV incidence is not declining among people who inject drugs. 99% of people who inject drugs live in countries that do not provide adequate harm reduction service coverage.
The 26th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) has just concluded in Seattle, Washington, United States. UIPHP Scientific Director Kostyantyn Dumchev took part in an annual meeting that brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world.
In 2018 almost 80 doctors and nurses from 15 primary healthcare clinics in 7 Ukrainian cities participated in educational online sessions organized in the framework of “Integrating Addiction Treatment and HIV-services into Primary Healthcare Clinics in Ukraine” Project.
18 грудня 2018 року у Києві відбулась робоча зустріч «Замісна підтримувальна терапія. Поточний стан та перспективи розвитку», організована Українським інститутом політики громадського здоров’я спільно з Альянсом громадського здоров’я.
On the eve of the World AIDS Day, on November 30th researchers met in Kyiv with heads of Ukrainian city and region Departments of Health to discuss urgent public health issues and possible routs of scaling up opioid agonist therapy (OAT) in Ukraine. The meeting was organised by the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy, Public Health Centre (MoH), and the Yale School of Medicine.
In the framework of “Integrating Addiction Treatment and HIV services into Primary Care Clinics in Ukraine” Project the UIPHP experts in cooperation with colleagues from the Yale Medical School delivered a training specially tailored for medical doctors and NGO staff based in the Mykolaiv City.