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|Project:||Developing HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Programs in EU countries (Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria) - MAIDS|
|Program Area:||Mental Health and AIDS|
|Date:||Sept 2009 - August 2012|
|Donor(s):||The European Commission and the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (former PHEA - Public Health Executive Agency) |
Full name of project:
Developing HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Programs in new EU countries and transferring best practices and experience in the field from the old EU member-countries.
The project is being implemented in the following countries:
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania
Coordinating partner: SKA (Poland)
Associates: GIP-Hilversum (Netherlands), GIP-Sofia (Bulgaria), GIP (Vilnius), LIGO (Estonia), Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (Hungary), Društvo Škuc (Slovenia), ARAS Romanian Association Against AIDS (Romania).
Collaborative partners: Population Services International in Romania (PSI Romania), Association HIV.LV (Latvia)
The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of people with double/triple diagnosis (HIV/addiction/mental illness) in new EU member countries (Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) by increasing awareness of the relation between HIV/AIDS and mental health problems among professionals in relevant sectors and disseminating best practices existing in old EU member countries in the area of integrated approach towards mental health and HIV/AIDS (e.g. Dutch multidisciplinary treatment team model). The project is foreseen for three years. It comprises research, educational, advocacy activities, as well as the establishment of expert centers on mental health and HIV/AIDS due to which is sustainability after three years will be ensured. Ideally, the project will lead to inclusion of mental health component into national, regional and European HIV strategies and policies.
For more information see: www.mentalhealthhiv.eu
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