Project information


Project title

"Strengthening of decreasing harm reduction programmes and basis of work with prisoners"
Duration 01 September 2007 - 31 August 2008
Project goal and objectives

The main goal of the project is to strengthen and develop services outside the traditional settings to reach hidden drug users' population and involve them into HIV prevention and drug users' treatment programmes and to strengthen and scale-up HIV prevention among current prisoners.

Project objectives:

  • To provide mobile harm reduction services;
  • To motivate drug users to start treatment and take them to detoxication and rehabilitation centres;
  • To provide psychologist's and social worker's consultations for IDUs in prison settings and to motivate them to stop using drugs.
Results

During the project implementation Charity and Support Fund "Vilties švyturys" purchased a minibus for provision of mobile harm reduction services. Every Saturday the services were provided for IDUs in Vilnius City near Rome community and since March, 2008 services were provided in Visaginas town every second week. The following services were provided: needle and syringe exchange, distribution of disinfectants, condoms, bandages health teaching and education, information provision, consultations, wound binding, transportation services, mediation and representations, providing tea, coffee and biscuits during consultations. In total 46 visits to Vilnius and 10 visits to Visaginas took place.

The vehicle was also used to go to the Marijampolė Correction House to provide psychologist's and social worker's consultations for IDUs in prison settings and to motivate them to stop using drugs.

Main indicators:

  • Number of needles and syringes changed - 2220;
  • Number of disinfectants distributed - 2220;
  • Number of condoms distributed - 1932;
  • Number of bandages distributed - 1908;
  • Number of teaching and education provided - 636;
  • Number of information provisions - 5004;
  • Number of consultations - 1392;
  • Number of wound bindings - 240;
  • Number of samples taken and sent for examination (HIV, HBS, HCV and other) - 120;
  • Number of transportation services provided to clients - 48;
  • Number of provided mediation and representation services - 48;
  • Number of prisoners who took part in the motivation for convalescence meetings and received psychological help - 480.

UNODC budget

81,425.00 LTL

 

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