The Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health conducted the study:
“Overview of civil society-based and facility-based best practices in providing support to foreign migrants in the Russian Federation and eliminating the barriers in their access to HIV services”
The goal of this study is documenting the best practices in providing support and eliminating barriers in access to the services related to HIV and other infectious diseases for migrants in the Russian Federation. The study takes into consideration the differences in the barriers for migrants in big Russian cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg) and other regions of the Russian Federation. Our analysis allowed identifying a set of the existing practices of cross-border cooperation between the organizations helping migrants in the countries of origin and in the regions of the Russian Federation. The study answers the question about how civil society is engaged in addressing the problem of providing support to migrants and how it helps to eliminate or overcome the barriers in access to HIV services on the territory of the Russian Federation in the existing circumstances. The study is available in RUS and in ENG.