Ongoing projects: HIV and AIDS

GLO/KO1 - "Prevention of drug use, HIV/AIDS and crime among young people through family skills training programmes in low- and middle-income countries"

This project has previously implemented and will continue to implement evidence-based family skills training programmes to prevent drug use, HIV/AIDS, crime and delinquency among young people. These programmes will strengthen and improve the capacity of families to take better care of children in 2 different sites in up to 21 different countries in 4 regions during the project's three phases. Local government agencies and/or non-governmental organisations in low- and middle- income countries will be supported by UNODC Field Offices in translating and systematically adapting evidence-based family skills training programmes to fit the local culture and language. They will be evaluated following a rigorous research methodology by local and international research institutes. This way the project will build the capacity of local institutions to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate family skills training programmes. This project does not cover Uzbekistan.


GLO/J71 - "Partnership for Action on Comprehensive Treatment (PACT) - Treating drug dependence and its health consequences / OFID-UNODC Joint Programme to prevent HIV/AIDS through Treatnet Phase II"

This project, building on lessons learned from the predecessor project GLO/H43, addresses the limited technical capacity for the provision of diversified and effective drug treatment and rehabilitation services, including their capacity to support HIV/AIDS prevention and care. It consists of the provision of technical assistance, identification and dissemination of good practices while exploring the possibilities for maintaining and enhancing field level activities. A global Partnership for Action on Comprehensive Treatment (PACT) will be launched in collaboration with WHO, to increase the level of awareness on addiction as a treatable multifactorial disease and effective drug dependence treatment and support its implementation.


XCE/A01 - "Capacity building for a more effective HIV/AIDS prevention among vulnerable populations in Eastern Europe (Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)"

This project, which started operationally at the beginning of 2011, enables system-wide reforms in addressing HIV epidemics related to injecting drug use in both the greater public and among detained populations. In order to achieve this goal, technical assistance is provided to eight countries of Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova). This assistance will lead to the development of a model of health and social protection services allowing most at-risk populations to access evidence-based and cost-effective interventions in both community and prison settings.
It is expected that by the end of the project, national capacities will be enhanced in order to allow the full integration of HIV-related interventions in both primary health care and specialist services, as well as in social protection services and health care services in penitentiary systems. Demonstration models are being implemented in selected territories, providing for continuity of care, reduced risk-behaviours, and improved adherence to ARV and TB treatment. This project also assists countries in improving the involvement of the police and other law enforcement forces in constructive partnerships with HIV-related health care and social protection services.