About the project
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Project Office for the Baltic States was established in Vilnius, Lithuania in December 2006 for implementation of a regional project "HIV/AIDS prevention and care among injecting drug users and in prison settings in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania".
|Duration:||2006 - 2011|
|Governmental Focal Agencies:
||Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, Latvian Ministry of Health, Lithuanian Ministry of Health|
|Total Budget:||USD 5,000,000|
The overall goal of the project is to assist Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to halt and reverse the HIV/AIDS epidemics among injecting drug users and in prison settings.
Objectives of the project:
- Build national and regional consensus on effective implementation strategies to address HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users and in prisons.
- Increase coverage of comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and care services among injecting drug users and in prison settings.
- Generate and share strategic information to keep programme on track and to respond appropriately to the evolving HIV/AIDS epidemics among injecting drug users and in prison settings.
- Conduct national rapid HIV/AIDS situation and response assessments related to injecting drug use and in prison settings and set coverage targets;
- In each country, conduct and consolidate reviews of policy, administrative and operational provisions related to HIV/AIDS prevention and care among injecting drug users and in prison settings;
- Provide assistance in amending/developing national HIV/AIDS strategies and action plans based on situation assessment and policy reviews;
- Conduct training needs assessment of service providers from both government and civil society organizations;
- Identify and support a regional training centre for HIV/AIDS prevention and care service provision for injecting drug users and in prisons;
- Develop curricula, training modules and materials for HIV/AIDS prevention and care for injecting drug users and in prison settings;
- Train a critical mass of professionals from both government and civil society organizations involved in service delivery;
- Provide, where necessary, financial support for provision of services to both government and non-governmental organizations;
- Document and share lessons learnt and experiences at various forums;
- Participate in various technical and professional networks at the national, regional and global levels.