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Reduction of social consequences of an HIV spread in Estonia and Leningradskaya oblast of Russia (Helping to live)
Start date: Nov 14, 2011, End date: Oct 29, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Border territories of Estonia (Ust'-Narva district) and Russia (Leningradskaya oblast) demonstrate the highest in Europe rate of HIV prevalence. The number of HIV+ is growing. People living with HIV/AIDS(C285 PLWA) have serious social and psychological problems that have an impact on major social and economic problems of the territory. Ovetral Objectives: Development of socio- psychological support system for PLWA in border territories of Estonia and Leningradskaya oblast. To contribute toward reduction of social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS. Specific Objectives: 1.To work out model of social support to PLWA in particular municipal territories with the use of border partners’ experience (Organization of centres of socio-psychological support to PLWA (psychological counseling , social support services, job hunting skills development, and legal consultations) ; staff training ; supervision of the Centers works; staff training on emotional burnou); 2. To strengthen the potential of municipal social support and healthcare authorities in social services to PLWA (seminars for social workers of social support and medical institutions and non-profit organizations of both countries; educational trips to partner countries; preparation and distribution of a manual on organization of social work with PLWA) ; 3. To enhance involvement of municipal authorities into the work on reduction of social and economic consequences of HIV (seminars for municipal management bodies; roundtables in municipal territories with involvement of majors and administrations of these territories; working meetings with municipal bodies; operations of the working team for development of measures for reduction of HIV-related negative impact on the socie)t; 4. To strengthen potential of partners (meetings, implementation of joint initiatives). The main target group and beneficiares:PLWA of Leningrad oblast and North-East Estonia. The total HIV+ population of the territories is 25,000 people. Other target group: Social workers of municipal institutions. Main results: Better socialization of a target group, resolution of a particular life situations; Improvement of quality of services rendered by social workers for PLWA ; Increasing funding available to programmes of social support to PLWA and prevention of HIV spread; establishment of a long-term efficient partnership which will result in new initiatives. Efficient work with PLWA assumes that border territories have equal opportunities for services to ensure people do not feel deprived if services in their country are less developed compared to those of their neighbors. Partners are addressing similar problems in their work, working with a same target group. Partnership will ensure greater Project competitiveness level and reduced costs and will ensure common activities implementation standarts and policies Achievements: Outputs*Over 1200 clients received psychological counselling and other services in Leningrad Region (Russia) and North-East Estonia; *Model of social services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) on municipal territory developed and 2 Centers established; *Manual on organization of social work with PLWA in 200 copies, electronic version on CDs elaborated and distributed to 200 institutions and 1000 specialists; *9 staff trainings, 2 seminars and 2 educational trips for social workers to partner countries, 4 seminars, 6 meetings and 3 roundtables for municipal management conducted; *6 TV/radio broadcasts, 2 media events, 49 publications and articles in newspapers, 5 pressreleases, 2 newsletters, 2 leaflets and 3 brochures in 9000 copies published; *Webpages created and information published on and http://pozvolna.ruResults*Over 500 clients managed to resolve their social and other problems with psychological counselling support in Leningrad Region (Russia) and NorthEast Estonia; *Joint measures developed for reduction of HIV epidemic impact on economic and labour; *Over 140 representatives of the Russian and Estonian municipal authorities, social workers and decision-making specialists trained on measures for reduction of HIV resources of the regions involved; *Centers of social-psychological support for people living with HIV provide services in Narva and Johvi (Estonia), in Leningrad region (Russia) the similar centers will operate in 4 areas at the expense of the regional budget; *Improved socialization of a target group: over 50 clients found a job after training, over 500 clients resolved their social problems, and over 150 clients resolved their legal problems; *Partner network involving state and public organizations to ensure close cooperation of state social support institutions with municipal healthcare and public organizations (45 institutions involved) organized
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