Visit of Ukrainian experts to study the OST applied in Kyrgyzstan

 

Two Ukrainian experts visited Kyrgyz facilities where Opiates Substitution Therapy is provided on 27th April.

The participation of two Ukrainian experts in the Paris Pact Experts Working Group (PPI EWG) on Drug Prevention and Treatment, held in Bishkek during 25 and 26 of April, offered EU-ACT the opportunity to achieve two activities at the same time, as the Project has supported the visit of two Ukrainian experts, already participating on the EU-ACT / CADAP hosted PPI EWG event, to relevant Kyrgyz facilities where Opiates Substitution Therapy is provided (particularly in prisons).

Their participation in the visit will help the Project to understand the similarities among both countries in terms of OST provision and the difficulties to overcome; this might help the Project also to follow up in Ukraine with a potential support to the implementation of the legal provisions -now pending to be approved- that set up OST in prisons.

Operative Dimension

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Year
Component
Region
Country
Place
Activity Type
Bishkek
Study Tour
Objectives
  • To expose Kyrgyz example of providing OST, based in EU standards brought by CADAP, to Ukraine.
  • Consequently, to contribute to the potential adoption in Ukraine of a Drugs policy that includes full provision of OST, particularly in prisons.
  • To contribute to the networking among experts from the region, committed to improving health and criminal justice outcomes related to the pre/during/post incarceration of people who use drugs in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Institutions

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

Spain
Coordinator

RNC - Republican Narcological Centre of Kyrgyzstan

RNC - Republican Narcological Centre of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Host

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