|Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS: Lessons Learned - Case Studies Booklet - Central and Eastern Europe and the Central Asian States (UNAIDS, 2001, 113 p.)|
The present booklet was commissioned by the Demand Reduction Section of UNDCP, Vienna, within the framework of a project undertaken jointly with the Department of Policy, Strategy and Research of UNAIDS, Geneva.
UNDCP and UNAIDS express their gratitude to the following:
· The national demand reduction coordinators of the Phare Programme of the European Union and the members of the UNAIDS Task Force on HIV Prevention among Injecting Drug Users in Eastern Europe, who shared their knowledge about HIV/AIDS preventive programmes in the region and made recommendations on the projects to be included in the booklet;
· The staff of all HIV/AIDS preventive services, who, despite a heavy workload, took the time to provide answers to the survey among candidate projects;
· The participants in a meeting held at Minsk in July 2000, who shared their experiences and insights on the lessons learned in the implementation of their projects;
· The 28 contributors to the present volume who provided detailed information on their work and an in-depth analysis of their projects with regard to various best-practice criteria. Included in these thanks are the staff working in the projects, who are making HIV prevention happen;
· The country, inter-country and national programme advisers for their ongoing support and valuable feedback during the process of drafting.
They wish also to acknowledge the contributions of Roman Gailevich, UNDP Office in Belarus, who organized and facilitated the meeting in Minsk; Dagmar Hedrich, the Scientific Editor, who identified the case studies, facilitated the meeting in Minsk, and compiled and edited the booklet; Krittayawan Boonto, Country and Regional Support Department, UNAIDS; and Juana TomRossellemand Reduction Section, UNDCP, who planned, coordinated and provided editorial input throughout the production process.
Vienna and Geneva, April 2001