Health is a Human Right, Indifference is a Human Wrong.
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Despite the late appearance of HIV in the region, it is home to one of the fastest growing epidemics. Whilst the number of officially reported cases across the region reaches into the hundreds of thousands, most experts agree that as many 1.5 million HIV-positive individuals already exist in EECA.
HIV has disproportionately affected young people across EECA who are increasingly experimenting with injecting drug use, which has contributed to the rapid growth in the epidemic. However, an increasing percentage of newly registered cases have listed unprotected heterosexual contact as their cause.
The vision of AIDS Foundation East-West is a world in which HIV does not destroy lives through stigma and discrimination and where all people, regardless of their HIV status, have access to healthcare and other services that give them the opportunity to achieve their full potential. As such, through its work, AFEW employs a set of core values.
At AFEW, we firmly believe that each and every individual has the right to access information and services on the basis of their need. To this end, services must be grounded in the principles of equity, accessibility, affordability, comprehensiveness and sustainability. In support of the United Nations’ tenets of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, AFEW’s programme activities:
Focus on vulnerable groups that are usually beyond the purview of traditional models of service delivery. As such, AFEW interventions take a pro-active approach in addressing equitable access to care.
Engage in continual improvement and innovation to ensure activities increase the accessibility of quality information and services (through, for example, client management, community outreach, and peer education).
Identify and respond to gaps in the provision of services to strengthen and ensure a comprehensive package of services for people living with or at risk of HIV infection.
Address issues of sustainability by building the coping capacity of people and institutions to prevent new infections and assist individuals already living with HIV in accessing quality treatment and care in a way that preserves their dignity and enhances their ability to cope.
Dear Friends! On 23rd of September AFEW will participate in the annual charity marathon Dam to Dam. Last year we raised 3250 euros for
our projects, this year we aim at 5,000 euros. There are still spots left to become AFEW's fundraiser! You will need to run either 4 or 10 miles, you choose. If you can't run, you can always support out teams by making a donation with your PayPal account. All
you need to do is visit http://www.afew.org/make-a-donation/
Through a social media campaign launched during the International AIDS Conference
in Washington DC AIDS Foundation East – West AFEW will draw attention worldwide to the unbearable circumstances and lack of coherency within the penal systems of the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Prison health and prisoners is not the most socially attractive target group for donations.
AFEW sees the importance of people living within prisons receiving the same healthcare and life opportunities during and after their stay in prison.
You can support us!
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On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – AFEW office in Ukraine organised a soccer match between juvenile offenders from Poltava region and street children from Odessa.
Children mini-football club “Brownie” (“Domovenok”) of Odessa Charity Fund “The Way Home” for street children and children in difficult circumstances was invited to participate in the Football Match. Before the game started interactive lecture “Yes – to health, no – to drugs!” had been conducted for pupils of the colony, during which young people received important information about the negative consequences of drug use and how to keep their... read more
The Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR) programme organized the 2nd training on health promotion in penal system Kuta, Bali, Indonisa!!! Arkady Grigoriev represented AFEW. Grigoriev stressed the importance of the event and is hoping that all results will be implemented soon.
For more information on the training itself and the outcomes please visit our webiste.
The largest running event in the Netherland, the Dam tot Damloop, is approaching and the good news is that if you want to run for a good cause your spot has already been reserved in the AFEW TEAM. AFEW has registered with two teams; you can join our teams, we try to raise money for our new awareness campaign to be launched during the international Aids conference which will be taking place in Washington DC (22 – 27 July 2012) It is to help us fundraise for our project wich focuses on the treatment, care and support of prisoners and staff working in the penal systems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia under the slogan: Healthy inside... read more
AFEW will be participating in the European Village activities, which will be organized in Kiev during Euro2012 soccer tournament.
On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – AFEW office in Ukraine will organise a soccer match between juvenile offenders from Poltava region and street children from Odessa.
For more information please visit our website
Team taking a stand for healthy choice. Please do the same thing stand up for the right and healthy choice!!!
HIV Prevention Mother-to-Child Transmission by AIDS Foundation East-West
For street children in Ukraine
Ukraine Safe Sex Campaign by AIDS Foundation East-West