Regional AIDS seminar "Universal access to HIV prevention and care by 2010: can we achieve it in the Baltic States?"

 

Programme

 

29 January 2009

09.30 - 10.00

Registration, coffee

 

10.00 - 10.20

Opening

Rinalds Muciņš, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Health

Cornelis Groeneveld, Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

 

10.20 - 12.00

Main achievements of UNODC project in 2007 - 2008 - Signe Rotberga, UNODC Project Ofice for the Baltic States

Panel discussion: Current challenges and role of UNODC support for national response to HIV. Participants:

Merilin Maesalu, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Rinalds Muciņš, Ministry of Health, Latvia

Rima Vaitkienė, Ministry of Health, Lithuania

 

12.00 - 12:30

Coffee break

 

12:30 - 14:00

3 parallel sessions:

I. Improvement of HIV prevention and care in prisons (English - Russian)

Session Chair: Signe Rotberga, UNODC

 

Kristīne Ķipēna, Ministry of Justice, Latvia

Birutė Semėnaitė, Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice, Lithuania

Maret Miljan, Ministry of Justice, Estonia

II. Access to pharmacotherapy of opioid dependence (in English)

Session Chair: Inga Liepiņa, Ministry of Health, Latvia

 

Emilis Subata, Vilnius Centre for Addictive Disorders, Lithuania

Ave Talu, National Institute for Health Development, Estonia

Astrīda Stirna, Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction Disorders, Latvia

 

III. Access to needle and syringe programmes in communities (in Russian)

Session Chair: Saulius Čaplinskas, Lithuanian AIDS Centre

 

Aljona Kurbatova, National Institute for Health Development, Estonia

Rimantas Šagždavičius, Drug Control Department, Lithuania

Inga Upmace, Public Health Agency, Latvia

 

14.00 - 15.00

Lunch

 

15.00 - 16.30

Main findings and recommendations of mid-term evaluation of UNODC project - Roger Drew, Health and Development Consultant, UK

Discussion in groups:

Prisons and other custodial settings (English - Russian translation)

Sustainability of project activities (in Russian)

Monitoring and evaluation (in English)

 

16.30 - 17:00

Coffee break

 

17.00 - 18.00

Presentation and discussion of group work

 

From 19.00

Dinner

 

 

30 January 2009

 

09:00 - 11:00

Feedback from the sessions of Day 1

 

Prevalence of HIV and other infections and risk behaviour among injecting drug users in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - Anda Karnīte, Public Health Agency, Latvia

 

Availability of syringes in pharmacies - Loreta Stonienė, Lithuanian AIDS Centre

 

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

 

11.30 - 13.00

Rapid assessment and response on drug use in Valmiera Prison - Leonora Bebere, Iļģuciems Prison, Latvia

Rapid assessment and response on drug use in Marijampole Correction House - Gintaras Kėžys, Marijampolė Correction House, Lithuania

Training needs on harm reduction for law enforcement professionals - Iveta Ķelle, Papardes Zieds, Latvia

 

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 - 16.00

Priorities for UNODC project in 2009 - 2010

Country work groups

 

16.00 - 16.30

Coffee break

 

16.30 - 17.30

Presentations from work groups

 

17.30 - 18.00

Wrap up and closure of the seminar

 

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