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PREVENTION OF HIV TRANSMISSIONS & DRUG AMONG RESIDENT POPULATION IN THE CROSS-BORDER AREA

Aktivnosti

Carefully selected set of activities is expected to reach the objectives and deliver effective results.  The lead CSOs from Kosovo and Macedonia have already established co-operation with the key stakeholder groups in the respective area on local level (centres for public health, centres for social care, ministry of health, municipalities, hospitals, civil society organisations working with most-at-risk population – such as drug users, sexual minorities, sexual workers etc.). Even though there is evident progress in the respective area, there is obvious need for more coordinated, holistic approach and continuous capacity building.

The activities are divided into 4 main groups:

•           Raising awareness activities (media campaign, public debate to be held in each municipality targeted with the action, winter and summer school on HIV and drug prevention)

•           Activities related to creating common strategy and joint activities in the area of HIV prevention and drug prevention in Kosovo (preparation of analysis on HIV prevention mechanisms, training on strategic planning with civil servants adoption of local strategic and action plans)

•           Capacity building activities with the local institutions and other stakeholder groups (training on HIV and drug prevention with staff of prisons, hospitals, police stations, centers for social work, centers for public health, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and  Social Policy)

•           Activities promoting cross-border co-operation in the respective area (development of web platform, coordination cross-border meetings)

The action is designed to lasts for 24 months - from November 2014 to October 2016.

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