EHRA and the Voice of the CEECA region at the HR19

Schedule of EHRA advocacy team and EHRA members during the International Harm Reduction Conference – #HR19 in Porto (Portugal):

29.04.19 Monday

10:00-11:30

Major 3: Money, Money, Money

Ivan Varentsov: The impact of the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy on the sustainability of the results of the last Global Fund HIV grant for Russia.

Tetiana Deshko: Harm reduction programs sustainability at city levels: lessons from EECA.

Maria Plotko: Criminalization costs: the case of EECA region.

Day 1 of the International Harm Reduction Conference. Ivan Varentsov and Masha Plotko, EHRA at the major session “Money, Money, Money”. Ivan presents the impact of the Global Fund’s eligibility policy on the sustainability of the results of the last Global Fund HIV grant for Russia. And Masha shares the latest data by criminalization costs in the EECA region. #HR19, #EHRA, #CriminalizationCosts, #EECA, #Russia, #Sustainability, #GlobalFund

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14:00 – 15:30

Concurrent 4: Reaching Communities Impacted by Conflict and Crisis

Svetlana Moroz: Access to Harm Reduction Services among Women who Use Drugs Living near the Armed Conflict Zone in Ukraine.

16:00 – 17:30

Concurrent 7: Assessing Risks and Providing Opportunities in Prison Settings

Kestutis Butkus: Lithuania – Substitution treatment is approved by law in the imprisonment places, 7 years of bringing a suit against Lithuanian institutions, 45 days of abstinence and tortures, and moral harm estimated 300 euros. Learned lessons and further steps.

30.04.19 Tuesday

14:00-15:30

Concurrent 13: Drug Checking: Past, Present and Future Innovations

Galyna Sergiienko: Drugstore.org.ua: Drug checking service in Ukraine explores recreational drug scene.

16:00 – 17:30

Concurrent 16: Lost in Transition: Harm Reduction in Central and Eastern Europe

Yuliya Georgieva: Lost in Transition-Bulgaria struggling to ensure harm reduction activities after Global Fund withdraw.

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Concurrent 18: ART Adherance

Kostyantyn Dumchev: Effective viral suppression despite delayed initiation of ART among HIV-positive PWID in Ukraine.

Denis Podopelov: Decreasing the level of discrimination against people who use drugs in need of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Almetyevsk, Russia.

01.05.19 Wednesday

11:00 – 12:30

Major 9: Women’s Empowerment

Daria Matyushina-Ocheret: Advocacy for the Parental Rights of Women Who Use Drugs.

«Употребляешь наркотики - не смей рожать и воспитывать детей!» - это жестокое послание через систему социального обеспечения и здравоохранения посылает государства каждой женщине, употребляющей наркотики. Даша Матюшина, соратница и эксперт #EAСВ и советница #UNAIDS, обобщила для участников и участниц #HR19 основные результаты исследования нарушения репродуктивных прав женщин, употребляющих наркотики а Эстонии, Российской Федерации и в восточных областях Украины. Уязвимость женщин начинается с беременности, очень сильная сразу после родов, в момент развода. И даже вызов полиции в случае домашнего насилия в отношении женщины может привести к потере права опеки над своими детьми. Замкнутый круг, но активистки не сдаются, объединяясь в движение #наркофеминизм, давая надежду женщинам в странах.

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Major 11: Community Power in Research and Advocacy

Chair: Olga Byelyayeva & Meaghan Thumath

Oxana Ibragimova: Advocacy by the community of people who use drugs of OST programs in Kazakhstan.

Aidana Fedosik: Research by community among sex workers in Orenburg, RF.

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Concurrent 23: Innovative Harm Reduction Approaches

Alexey Kurmanaevskii/Alena Asaeva: Harm reduction via Darknet, or new approaches to harm reduction in the context of a new drug scene.

Vyacheslav Kushakov: Drugstore.org.ua: Nightlife safety, sexual health and harm reduction programme for experimenting young people in Ukraine.

Dialogue Space

12.00-12.30

Olga Szubert​: 10 by 20: rolling out the campaign to redirect resources from drug control to harm reduction on national level

Personal View:

Eliza Kurcevic, Membership and Program Officer, EHRA“People Use Drugs. We Want To Know What Do We Use”