10th training for the prevention of HIV infection in the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held

The 30-31 of May in Odessa was held a regular training for the medical service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine.

The training is called "HIV Prevention in the Armed Forces of Ukraine - testing, c consultancy, reducing risk of infection on the battlefield". Its program was developed by the International NGO "International Institute of HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis" in co-operation with leading specialists of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and scientists of the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy with support of the project "DHAPP PEPFAR".

Highly sensitive and specific screening tests are used during the training. It will contribute to the systematical improvement quality of the services which provided to the servicemen of the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard of Ukraine in the department of healthcare institutions.

As previously reported, testing is positively perceived by the troops: according to the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the importance of passing such a survey is understood by servicemen.

A final conference was held on the occasion of the completion of the project on provision of technical assistance for servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

On the 30th of August 30 was held the final conference on the results of the project for providing technical assistance to servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The project was implemented through the US Emergency Plan for the Fighting HIV/AIDS Program, which lasted three years and funded by the US Government under the DHAPP/PEPFAR program.

The main objective of the project was to improve the situation with counteraction to the HIV and other infectious diseases among the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The event was attended by representatives of the International Public Organization "International Institute for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis", the Military Medical Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Departments of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, Blood Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, National Military Medical Clinical Center, the Military Medical Department of the National Guard of Ukraine, the AIDS Foundation "East-West Foundation", the Ministry of Health, the National Medical University of Ukraine, leading experts in the Department of Defense Cooperation of the US Embassy in Ukraine, and Senior Defense Advisor Medical Systems Management Jim Cahill.

In conclusion, Colonel of Medical Service of the US Army, chief of the International HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Institute, Eliot Jacobz Perlman thanked for cooperation and stressed that he would continue to actively participate in shaping a conscious attitude towards the preservation and strengthening of the health of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, forcing them to fulfill their personal skills and public hygiene, because it is a guarantee of an important and integral part of their preparation for military duty.

 

 

A scientific-practical conference "Improvement of health and prevention of HIV/AIDS among the Armed Forces of Ukraine" was held.

 

On 24-25 th of May was held a scientific conference for specialists of sanitary-epidemiological service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The conference was organized by the international NGO "International HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis".

At the event was discussed offers about improvement of health and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Armed Forces of Ukraine which are involved in the ATO.

The leadership of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the director of the International NGO "International HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis" Eliot Jacobs Pearlman and noted his role in improving system of consultancy and testing soldiers and military officer of Armed Forces of Ukraine for HIV/AIDS.

Thanks to Eliot Jacobs Pearlman and project "DHAPP PEPFAR" 60 thousand units of tests for HIV / AIDS was passed for the needs of the medical service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Also during the conference, the director of the International NGO noted that thanks to cooperation with Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the first time since independence of Ukraine MODU became part of the National Council on TB and HIV/AIDS and received a positive solution from the Global Fund about financial support for fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

 

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 During the official meeting with the leadership of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Director of the International Public Organization "International Institute of Problems of HIV/AIDS and TB" Colonel US Army Medical Service Eliot Jacobz Perlman summed up the cooperation for the first half of 2017.

During the period from February to July, were conducted 5 educational and methodical trainings for specialists of the medical service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine. During this time, 125 specialists have received the theoretical and practical skills necessary for counseling and testing on HIV/AIDS of the personnel of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine.

With the support of the DHAPP PEPFAR project, Ukraine was allocated money for the fight against HIV/AIDS, and 60,000 immunohromatic tests were purchased and sent to the Ministry of Defense's health facilities.

"We want a positive changes in the quality of life of HIV-positive people and contribute in every way to the realization of the rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV, including the right to self-determination and the right to participate in decision-making that affects their lives," Colonel of the Medical Service US Army Eliot Jacobz Perlman.

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