The Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health in EECA will hold a Presentation of Two Operational Studies. The event will be held on May, 14 (Friday) 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 (Moscow time) and will be broadcasted online via Zoom. To participate, please fill in a registration form The purpose of the meeting is
Oleg Eryomin: “Today, the government admits that NGOs play significant role in HIV and TB control in Belarus”
Oleg Eryomin, Executive Director of BelSet AntiSPID (which stands for Belarus Anti-AIDS Chain), an association of non-commercial anti-HIV/AIDS organizations, talks about supporting people with HIV and tuberculosis. From 2001 to 2006, the chain functioned as a non-registered association of non-governmental organizations, and in 2007 it obtained registration needed to operately legitimately in Belarus. BelSet AntiSPID
TB and Migrant Health in Western Europe: materials of the 2nd webinar
On April, 20 2021 REG together with TB Europe Coalition held the second of three webinars on TB and Migrant Health. The purpose for this webinar was to discuss policies put in place to address migrant health and TB; what challenges are faced by migrants in the EU in relation to health? What kind of
We help people get out of the street
In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, many NGOs have been helping migrants to overcome troubles and new circumstances they have face. Nochlezhka is one of such organizations. Ezhi Alimiva, a Nochlezhka expert on social work, talks about supporting migrants during the pandemic. What is Nochlezhka? Nochlezhka is the largest organization in Russia helping the homeless.
HIV and Russia: opportunities for decreasing socio-economic damage before 2023
A study shows that the state of socioeconomic state of a country is impacted by ART provision to HIV-positive people. Thus, a change of the scenario may help save Russia 317 billion rubles. In the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) the HIV spread has not been stabilized; the epidemic level is not
The Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health (REG) has finalized the #HealthWithoutBorder Campaign
The Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health (REG) and TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) have concluded the#HealthWithoutBorders Campaign that was dedicated to World TB Day. For over a month, we have publicised 8 stories of people affected by tuberculosis, who were migrants in either Eastern or in Western Europe. These people face many additional challenges to the already
Oleg, Ukraine, 55: “I was given one more year of life already – I didn’t even plan for that long”
Oleg was born in Mariupol, Ukraine. He is 55 and he has been living with HIV for 24 years. In the 90s, Oleg started using drugs and got infected with HIV and hepatitis C. “She looked like Kim Basinger” In the early 2000s, Oleg headed to Moscow to make some money and got a job
Situational analysis of HIV services for migrants in Russia
13 Apr 2021 The Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health has conducted a sociological study to evaluate the accessibility to healthcare services for HIV-positive foreign citizens in Russia. Stage I: literature review In the last two decades, many countries stroke down laws discriminating against HIV-positive migrants. These countries include the USA, South Korea, El
TB and Migrant Health in Western Europe
Second joint webinar by TB Europe Coalition and Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health Tuesday 20th April 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST Currently the EU and EEA are home to over 10% of the worlds refugee population. The main drivers of this migration to the EU are conflict, political and/or economic instability, and climate
How much does it cost to treat HIV-positive migrants in Russia?
How much does it cost to treat HIV-positive migrants in Russia? Among the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), Russia remains the most common destination for migrants, especially labor migrants. Citizens of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and other ex-Soviet countries come to Russia in search of jobs and better quality of life.