Underage, overlooked: Improving access to integrated HIV services for adolescents most at risk in Ukraine

Partner(s) Budget Duration Project donor(s)
ICF “Alliance For Public Health”, CBO “Return to Life”, CBO “Blago”, CBO “Parus”, CBO “Public Health”, CBO “Light of Hope”, CBO “Nasha Dopomaga”, CBO “Way Home”, CBO “New Family”, CBO “Convictus-Ukraine”  990 029.81 € 2017-2020 Expertise France 5% Initiative

Project Target Group:

The direct beneficiaries of the project activities will be 8,100 adolescents aged 14-19 who use drugs (AUD) and their sexual partners, in small towns and villages of the seven oblasts of Ukraine

Project regions (oblast):

Poltava, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Odesa, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Chernivtsi

Overall Project Goal:

contribute to lowering HIV rates among adolescents who use drugs (AUD) and their sexual partners by improving access to quality HIV prevention, treatment and support services in urban and rural areas in Ukraine

Specific Objectives (expected outcomes):

  1. Improve access for 8,100 adolescents who use drugs (AUD) and their sexual partners by introducing innovative youth-friendly outreach models.
  2. Build capacity of nine CBOs to extend and deliver quality services to adolescents who use drugs (AUD) and their sexual partners.
  3. Create an enabling and protective environment by improving current policies and regulations to address structural barriers to AUD access to HIV prevention, treatment and support services in the regions.