Project information

Project title

"Improvement of accessibility to needle and syringe exchange programme for IDUs in Klaipėda Centre for Addictive Disorders Anonymous Consultation Cabinet"
Duration 10 May 2011 - 15 August 2011
Project goal and objectives

The main goal is to improve accessibility to needle and syringe exchange programme in Klaipeda Centre for Addictive Disorders Anonymous Consultation Cabinet for IDUs in Klaipeda City.

Project objectives:

  1. To improve Klaipeda Centre for Addictive Disorders Anonymous Consultation Cabinet commodity base and working environment, aiming for better accessibility to needle and syringe exchange services.
  2. To make and maintain new contacts with IDUs, attracting them to the needle and syringe exchange services provided in Klaipeda Centre for Addictive Disorders Anonymous Consultation Cabinet; to improve prevention, care and treatment of HIV and other blood borne and sexually transmitted infections for IDUs and their sexual partners, informing them about HIV and other blood borne and sexually transmitted infections and protection measures.
  3. To provide needle and syringe exchange services in Klaipeda Centre for Addictive Disorders Anonymous Consultation Cabinet for IDUs, informing them about HIV and other blood borne and sexually transmitted infections and protection measures.
  4. To disseminate preventive information to the society.
Results

Implementing the project and reaching it's gals the following activities were conducted:

1. Improving the commodity base and working environment of the low-threshold cabinet the premises were renovated, furniture purchased.

2. Aiming to improve HIV/AIDS prevention programme services and to attract more IDU's to the low-threshold cabinet, commodities for wound dressing were procured.

3. Establishing and maintaining new contacts with IDUs a peer-to-peer consultant provided services in the Anonymous Counselling Cabinet (ACC) from 14.00h till 18.30h. During the other time (from 12.00h till 14.00h) consultant assisted clients to health care and social service institutions. In ACC consultant worked together with the social worker and both provided low-threshold services. Consultant also looked for the new contacts with IDUs living with HIV through existing relationships, and provided them information related to health case, social and other specific problem solving, motivated them to approach Klaipėda Centre for Addictive Disorders and other health care institutions and social service institutions, mediated and represented IDUs in different organizations/institutions.

4. Providing preventive information about the project activities for the community, the centre distributed information materials in Klaipėda Centre for Addictive Disorders, information notification was posted on centre's website.

 

  • Number of regular clients - 252;
  • Number of new clients per last month - 15;
  • Number of distributed syringes - 11006;
  • Number of distributed syringes per person per month - 31;
  • Number of performed HIV tests - 60;
  • Number of positive HIV tests - 3;
  • Secondary exchange was performed by 5 individuals (IDUs).

 

Other provided services:

  • Number of information services - 2300;
  • Number of education services - 797;
  • Number of consultations - 554;
  • Number of distributed condoms - 1399;
  • Representation in health care institutions - 115;
  • Representation in social service institutions - 114;
  • Representation in Labour Market - 50;
  • Mediation - 285;
  • Distribution of injecting water - 296;
  • Number of distributed bandages - 1612;
  • Number of distributed cotton - 243;
  • Number of distributed Octenisept - 208;
  • Number of distributed small plasters - 1258;
  • Number of distributed 10x10 cm wound dressings - 448;
  • Number of distributed information leaflets - 1256.

UNODC budget

50,000.00 LTL

 

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Implementing the project and reaching it's gals the following activities were conducted:

1. Improving the commodity base and working environment of the low-threshold cabinet the premises were renovated, furniture purchased.

2. Aiming to improve HIV/AIDS prevention programme services and to attract more IDU's to the low-threshold cabinet, commodities for wound dressing were procured.

3. Establishing and maintaining new contacts with IDUs a peer-to-peer consultant provided services in the Anonymous Counselling Cabinet (ACC) from 14.00h till 18.30h. During the other time (from 12.00h till 14.00h) consultant assisted clients to health care and social service institutions. In ACC consultant worked together with the social worker and both provided low-threshold services. Consultant also looked for the new contacts with IDUs living with HIV through existing relationships, and provided them information related to health case, social and other specific problem solving, motivated them to approach Klaipėda Centre for Addictive Disorders and other health care institutions and social service institutions, mediated and represented IDUs in different organizations/institutions.

4. Providing preventive information about the project activities for the community, the centre distributed information materials in Klaipėda Centre for Addictive Disorders, information notification was posted on centre's website.

- Number of regular clients - 252.

- Number of new clients - 15.

- Number of distributed syringes - 11006.

- Number of distributed syringes per person per month - 31.

- Number of performed HIV tests - 60.

- Number of positive HIV tests - 3.

- Secondary exchange was performed by 5 individuals (IDUs).

Other provided services:

- Number of information services - 2300

- Number of education services - 797

- Number of consultations - 554

- Number of distributed condoms - 1399

- Representation in health care institutions - 115

- Representation in social service institutions - 114

- Representation in Labour Market - 50

- Mediation - 285

- Distribution of injecting water - 296

- Number of distributed bandages - 1612

- Number of distributed cotton - 243

- Number of distributed Octenisept - 208

- Number of distributed small plasters - 1258

- Number of distributed 10x10 cm wound dressings - 448

Number of distributed information leaflets - 1256