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Public Health Without Public Trust: The Governance of HIV/AIDS Prevention in North-West Russia

Project title Public Health Without Public Trust: The Governance of HIV/AIDS Prevention in North-West Russia
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 535
Thematic area
  • Health Services Research
  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Public Health Practice and Policy
Topic Research project on HIV/AIDS prevention in North-West Russia
Project geographical area Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions
  • Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • Murmansk Oblast
  • St. Petersburg
Lead partner (organisation) Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations
Start date 2008-01-01
End date 2010-12-23
Duration (months) 35
Target audience Research community on public health and HIV/AIDS prevention. National and international policy-makers engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention in North-West Russia
Summary A collaborating group of Norwegian and Russian research and higher education institutions has launched a study on HIV/AIDS governance in North-West Russia. The project, which will run for 3 years from January 2008, examines the extent to which HIV/AIDS prevention is perceived and treated as a public health issue, requiring a broad, multi-sectoral response.

The project is actor-oriented and intends to study processes and perspectives among four types of actors:
i) authorities (federal, district and local levels);
ii) professional groups;
iii) risk groups (injective drug users, commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men);
iv) the general public.

Through case studies in six municipalities (located in three federal districts: St. Petersburg city, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk) the project will analyse whether there is coherence between prevention strategies at the national level and the way these are implemented and perceived at lower levels.
Background Several research projects and scientific articles have addressed a variety of issues of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Russia, e.g. the stigma of vulnerable groups, threats to national security, infection patterns, etc. However, to our knowledge this is the first attempt to systematically address the consistency and links between prevention strategies and their implementation at federal, district and local levels.
Objectives Primary objective:
- to produce knowledge on the degree to which HIV/AIDS prevention is perceived and treated as a public health issue, requiring a broad, multi-sectoral response, among various actors in North-West Russia.

Secondary objectives:
- to contribute to empirical and theoretical knowledge on trust/social capital, governance, health models and professionalisation of health and social work.
- to continue and develop sustainable collaboration between research and higher education institutions in Norway and North West Russia on public health.
- to disseminate the results of the project to national policy-makers, international donors and local authorities and professional groups.
- to contribute to knowledge that improves HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in Russia.
Specific objectives/indicators no data
Results no data
Total foreseen budget EUR 622,500
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
no data
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exchange rate at
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Financing agencies / organisations Research Council of Norway
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information Other partners: Centre of Independent Social Research (St. Petersburg) The Bodø University College, Murmansk Medical College, Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk),
Last posted: on 2009-08-26 at 15:50:42

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