20.04. – Webinar “Crisis in Harm Reduction Funding. Opportunities for Governments to act in South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans”
- 11.04.2022 14:00
- Post Views: 116
Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association and the Drug Policy Network of South-Eastern Europe are hosting an online discussion about the funding challenges and opportunities for governments to the crisis of harm reduction services in SEE countries and the Balkans.
The webinar will take place on the 20th of April from 13:00h to 14:30h CET
Countries of South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, are experiencing relatively high levels of HIV and HVC infection among people who inject drugs, including those who inject psychoactive substances. However, due to limited domestic resources and the gradual withdrawal of the Global Fund from the region, the governments of these countries are facing a lack of resources to continue the long-term funding of comprehensive harm reduction programmes. In addition to these and other barriers, in some countries, there is no legal basis for NGOs to provide services to marginalized populations, including people who use drugs.
During this webinar, C-EHRN, EHRA and DPNSE will present the research they have conducted in the area and discuss its key findings, which include:
- Common challenges of scaling-up harm reduction programmes in the countries of South-Eastern Europe.
- Consequences of the limited funding of the harm reduction services for public health and national healthcare systems.
- Opportunities available for the governments of the region to act and invest funds and efforts in effective and proven models of harm reduction in their respective countries.
The webinar is open to national decision-makers from the SEE region, the Balkans and other European countries, researchers, harm reduction activists, civil society representatives, harm reduction service providers and the media.
The event will be held in English. To register and to receive the complete webinar agenda, please fill in the form here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-4Dh14MmQumJc3mPJxZgOw
Roberto Perez Gayo
GF RFP: Implementation support in Breaking Down Barriers countries (2024-2026) (Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine)Post Views: 4 Read more
Services for migrants and refugees from Ukraine – HIV/TB care with a focus on key populations
Due to the increasing flows of refugees from Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EECA Regional Platform created a spreadsheet to fill contacts details of face-to-face and online services for refugees and migrants (with a focus on HIV/TB care and key population groups).
If you provide such services or know verified providers, please fill out the spreadsheet at your earliest convenience, and, please, update it as more verified information is available. These can be services for national citizens if they are also accessible to international migrants and refugees.
Regional Platform – EECA
This web-resource is a part of new regional communication and coordination project “Regional Civil Society and Community Support, Coordination and Communication Platform - EECA”, implemented by Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA).
Global Fund Community Engagement Toolbox (Updated August 2023) 05.09.2023 14:33