Eurasia is located on a major trafficking route to Europe. Influenced by Russia, Eurasian governments continue to impose severe criminal sanctions on people who use drugs and dealers. This has led to repeated cases of violence and intimidation against people who use drugs, and a health crisis with an explosion of HIV infections among this vulnerable group.
Eurasian Key Populations Health Network opens request for proposals for 2018 Small grants program "Gender and HIV" in order to improve health, inclusion and social wellbeing for Key Populations in Eastern European and Central Asian.
The Ukrainian government is providing state-funded opioid substitution therapy to over 10,000 patients for free, resulting in a 100 fold increase in number of patients receiving opium substitution therapy since 2005.