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Romanian Harm Reduction Network. Alina Bocai UNDP Project Manager RHRN Technical Advisor. Romanian experience in building harm reduction alliances. Why building a harm reduction alliance ?. Support (Information, training, manuals, share experience) Communication Guidance Advocacy

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romanian harm reduction network
Romanian Harm Reduction Network

Alina Bocai

UNDP Project Manager

RHRN Technical Advisor

Romanian experience in building harm reduction alliances

why building a harm reduction alliance
Why building a harm reduction alliance ?
  • Support (Information, training, manuals, share experience)
  • Communication
  • Guidance
  • Advocacy
  • Fund raising
who participated in the process
Who participated in the process?
  • Adolescentul (Bucharest and Constanta)
  • ALIAT
  • ARAS
  • Armonia
  • “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” Foundation
  • Timisiensis XXI
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How?
  • Need
  • Searching for other alliances, networks etc.
  • Discussing with and meeting people (project team, other projects, funders)
  • Writing the proposal
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When?
  • Early 2002

Where the money came from?

  • IHRD OSI-NY
objectives
Objectives
  • to encourage, support and develop existing and new harm reduction interventions for IDUs in Romania
  • to promote good practice models that will respond to the needs of IDUs
  • to identify socio-behavioral factors which contribute to HIV/STIs, Hepatitis B & C transmission among IDUs in 3 cities
beneficiaries
Beneficiaries
  • NGOs and GOs active in the field of HIV/AIDS/STIs, harm reduction and outreach work
  • central and local authorities
  • policy makers in HIV/AIDS and in drug prevention and treatment
  • national and international agencies seeking information on Romanian IDUs
  • IDUs in Bucharest, Timisoara, Constanta
activities planned for 2002
Activities planned for 2002
  • setting-up a training, information and communication center (TIC)
  • developing a health care services network
  • editing a Romanian services directory on services available for IDUs
  • improving harm reduction services
  • increasing awareness of authorities (health and social services) on drug related harms
achievements
Achievements
  • three issues of RHRN newsletter
  • first issue of Romanian services directory on services available for IDUs
  • brochure for IDUs
  • website: www.rhrn.ro
  • three meetings with all RHRN members
  • meeting with the police representatives, Bucharest
  • socio-behavioural survey on risk factors for HIV/STIs, Hepatitis B&C transmission in IDUs
  • new members
members
Members
  • ALIAT
  • ARAS
  • General Directorate of Prisons
  • Open Doors
  • Stay Alive
  • Timisiensis XXI
  • Adolescent Association
  • Armonia
  • Save the Children
  • ARA
  • Médecins du Monde Swiss
  • Concordia
activities planned for 2003
Activities planned for 2003
  • harm reduction manual
  • fourth issue of RHRN newsletter
  • harm reduction brochure
  • national conference on harm reduction with all actors involved/interested in the field
  • quantitative research in IDUs
  • training
training information and communication center
Training, Information and Communication Center

Sos. Pantelimon 86, Bl. 409A, sc.B, ap. 45, sector 2, Bucuresti, Romania

Tel/fax: + 4021 250 29 52

E-mail: rhrn@fx.ro

Website: www.rhrn.ro

Network Coordinator: ARAS

Project Coordinator: Dr. Maria Georgescu