Suite à la décision du gouvernement ukrainien de mettre un terme à l’approvisionnement de l’Ukraine orientale, nous anticipons une pénurie majeure de traitements essentiels tels que le traitement de substitution aux opiacés d’ici fin Février. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous. 

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Concerns are growing over the disruption in treatment for people living with HIV and tuberculosis in Eastern Ukraine where fighting in the rebel-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk has interrupted crucial medical supplies.

Following a decision by the Ukrainian government to halt supplies to these areas, and with the border now blocked, major stockouts of antiretroviral drugs, opioid substitution therapy (OST) and other life-saving treatments are anticipated by the end of February. More than 300 OST patients in Donetsk and Luhansk have lost access to treatment since the conflict began. A further 550 patients on methadone will run out of drugs imminently if emergency supplies cannot be delivered.

Source: International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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