Access to care

This series of articles about migrants’ access to healthcare in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia is suppored by Oxfam in the Russian Federation.

HIV-positive citizens of Kyrgyzstan getting ART while abroad

Aybar Sultangaziev, Director of the “Partner Network” Association, discusses helping HIV-positive migrants from Kyrgyzstan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the civil society sector and its donators in Kyrgyzstan became clearly seen both in the attempts to control coronavirus and related limitations. The government also says that it supports civil society and freedom of

Dina Masalimova: The main idea is to refer Kyrgyz migrants to friendly organizations in Moscow for treatment

Dina Masalimova, a regional coordinator of Migrant Health project, told us about their attempt to create a continuous access to HIV-related services for Kyrgyz migrants in Russia. “Migrant Health, a model of HIV prevention for migrants from Central Asia in Moscow” is an original program which involves consulting both on migration-related and HIV-related topics. It

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

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.

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

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.