On 30 May, indoors of Obolon District State Administration in Kyiv hosted a roundtable with representatives of the medical community the Obolon district and NGOs employees. The event was dedicated to establishing of cooperation among the district health workers and the civil sector at the direction of overcoming stigma and discrimination regarding vulnerable communities in the medical sphere and thus improving access the representatives of key groups to health services.
The event was organized by the Public Organization “Club Eney” in cooperation with NGO “Gay-alliance” under within the program “European choice – medical services without stigma and discrimination” on Obolon, Podil and Shevchenko districts of Kyiv, with financial support of USAID project «HIV reform in action”.
The project aims at implementing of information campaign to combat with stigma and discrimination among medical staff concerning vulnerable groups such as injecting drug users (IDUs), sex workers, MSM (men who have sex with men), PLWH (people living with HIV) to obtain access to health and social services at the district level. Within the project is planning to conduct free study on territory the district of health workers, conducting of informational activities in the premises of cultural institutions, forming the base of prepared friendly physicians who are working without stigma and discrimination with vulnerable groups.