United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


Focus Area: HIV/AIDS
Project Number: 00053646
Project Title: Support to HIV and AIDS Prevention and Palliative Care Initiatives of Faith-Based Organizations in the Russian Federation
Budget and Source of Funds: USD 2,820,000, USAID
Starting Date and Duration: Starting August 08, 2006 through September 07, 2011
Project Site: Moscow, St.Petersburg, selected regions of the Russian Federation
Executing Agency: Federal Service on surveillance for consumer rights protection and human well-being, Russian Federation
Partnerships: Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow), St. Dimitry Sisterhood of Medical Nurses (Moscow), Charity Foundation to support inter-church Christian diaconal work (St. Petersburg), Inter-church Council on HIV/AIDS, PLHIV Community groups, UNODC, UNAIDS/Russia
Project Status: ongoing
Delivery: 2006-2010- US$ 2,426,200 ; 2010 – US$ 268,917
Contacts: National Project Director:

Goliusov, Alexander Timofeevich
Head of the HIV/AIDS Deprtment, Federal Service on Surveillance of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being

Responsible Unit:

Social and Economic Development

Project Manager:

Ekaterina Daummer

E-mail: ekaterina.daummer@undp.org
Tel.: +7 495 787 4948
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00053646 - Support to HIV and AIDS Prevention and Palliative Care Initiatives of Faith-Based Organizations in the Russian Federation

Brief Description:

This project aims to contribute to decrease in HIV and AIDS incidence in the Russian Federation and mitigate the impact of the epidemic on the population by strengthening the capacity of Russian Orthodox Church and other confessions significantly present in Russia, in preventing the spread of the epidemic, reducing stigma and discrimination, and providing care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and other affected population groups. Importantly, the project does not only plan to involve PLWHA as potential direct beneficiaries, but also as active partners at all stages, including consultations, formulation and even implementation of selected project activities. The project will be implemented across a number of areas, including development interventions in palliative care, promoting behavioral changes among vulnerable youth, capacity development for faith-based organizations and policy-level initiatives through the inter-faith coordination mechanisms.

Information updated: 2011-03-28 21:01:34

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