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HIV Prevention among Reproductive-Aged Women in Karelia

Project title HIV Prevention among Reproductive-Aged Women in Karelia
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 1400
Thematic area HIV/AIDS
Topic HIV primary prevention among women
Project geographical area Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions
  • Karelia Republic
  • Petrozavodsk
Lead partner (organisation) National Institute for Health and Welfare, International Affairs, Finland
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations Karelian center for preventive treatment and control of AIDS
Start date 2010-01-01
End date 2012-12-31
Duration (months) 36
Target audience Health personnel of women's clinics and maternity houses; women of reproductive age and pregnant women
Summary The proposed project's effort is targeted at improving expertise among relevant healthcare professionals working at women's clinics and maternity houses, improving awareness of women about HIV-related risks, improving networking among women's clinics, maternity houses and the AIDS Centre, and improving the capacity of involved institutions in HIV prevention work. The project will enable to keep the HIV problem high on the regional agenda.
Background The HIV situation remains to be aggravating in the Republic of Karelia, which causes big concerns. The epidemic increasingly covers women of reproductive age, which, in its turn, leads to more risks of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-infection and broader heterosexual transmission of HIV.
Objectives The overall objective of the project is to contribute to HIV reduction in Karelia among women of reproductive age. Purpose: Capacity of healthcare workers from the midwifery and gynecological service (women's clinics and maternity houses) of Petrozavodsk City in terms of HIV prevention, diagnostics and case management, improved.
Specific objectives/indicators no data
Results 1. Competence of healthcare workers from Petrozavodsk City women's clinics and maternity houses is increased in terms of HIV diagnostics, case management and, especially, prevention. 2. HIV-related awareness of clients of women's clinics and maternity houses of Petrozavodsk City has risen 3. New preventive activities and methods tested and introduced 4. Networking among women's clinics, maternity houses and Karelian AIDS Centre has improved. 5. Best practices, models and products of the project are disseminated to other areas of The Republic of Karelia with support from regional healthcare authorities
Total foreseen budget EUR 103,780
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
no data
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Financing agencies / organisations Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information no data
Last posted: on 2011-03-12 at 14:28:24

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