Barents HIV/AIDS Programme

The Barents HIV/AIDS Programme aims at strenghtening the national capacity to respond to the HIV epidemic. The objective is to improve the situation among vulnerable groups. The first programme was established in 2005 and completed in 2015. Currenta Barents HIV/AIDS Programme is effective till 2019. The Programme aims to reduce the spread of HIV in the Barents Region through a multisectoral and multinational action. Participating countries include Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russian Federation, especially the North Western Oblasts (Murmansk and Archangelsk Regions, the Republics of Karelia and Komi, Nenets Autonomic Region and Northwest representation from St. Petersburg). Components of the programme include legislation and policy questions, human resources development, enhancing of prevention and surveillance activities, accessibility of ARV treatment, human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and coordination of activities between different sectors.

Almost 40 projects had been completed by spring 2016 and several are being implemented as part of the Barents HIV/AIDS Programme and Northern Dimension Partnership on Public Health and Social Well-being.

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A low-threshold centre “Doverie” was established within the pilot project of the Programme in Murmansk. The centre offers counseling, testing for HIV and hepatitis and other services for drug users and sex workers.

The Barents HIV/AIDS Programme 2015-2019, in English and Russian
Document archive of the Barents HIV/AIDS Programme 
Document archive of the Joint Working Group on Health and related Social issues

 

Contacts:

Russia
Prof. Nikolay Belyakov (Chair)
Director
Russian Northwest AIDS Centre, St. Petersburg 
E-mail: epidaids@pasteurorg.ru

Ms. Elena Popova (Vice-Chair)
Chief Doctor
Archangelsk Regional AIDS Centre
E-mail: arhaids@atnet.ru

Mr. Sergei Belov
Chief Doctor
Karelian Republican AIDS Centre, Petrozavodsk
E-mail: aidscentr@onego.ru

Mr. Sergei Pogan
Chief Doctor
Komi Republican AIDS Centre, Syktyvkar
E-mail: komiaids@mail.ru

Mr. Valery Peretruchin
Minister of Health of the Murmansk Region
E-mail: minzdrav@gov-murman.ru, peretruchin@gov-murman.ru

Mr. Viacheslav Zinkevich
Chief Doctor
Murmansk Regional AIDS Centre
E-mail: zvk53@mail.ru

Dr. Vitali Nosov
Specialist on Infectious Diseases
Nenets District Hospital, Naryan-Mar, Nenets Autonomous District
E-mail: bngnob@mail.ru

Dr. Dmitry Lioznov 
Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology 
Pavlov State Medical University, St. Petersburg
E-mail: dlioznov@yandex.ru

Finland
Temporary co-ordinator: 
Mr. Dmitry Titkov
Programme Coordinator
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki
Tel.  +358 295247051
E-mail: dmitry.titkov@thl.fi

Ms. Outi Karvonen
Project Manager
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki
Tel: +358 29 524 7046
E-mail: outi.karvonen@thl.fi

Sweden
Dr. Anders Tegnell
State Epidemiologist and Director
Department of Monitoring and Evaluation
Public Health Agency of Sweden
SE-17182 Solna
E-mail: anders.tegnell@folkhalsomyndigheten.se

Norway
Mr. Hans Blystad
Senior medical epidemiologist
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Oslo
E-mail: hans.blystad@fhi.no

Mr. Harald Siem
Senior Adviser
Department of Global Health
Directorate of Health, Oslo
E-mail: has@helsedir.no

Ms. Janicke Fischer
Senior Adviser
Department of Global Health
Directorate of Health, Oslo
e-mail: jaf@helsedir.no

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