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Subject: request from SALUS, Ukrainian NGO
From: Jyothi Kanics (
Date: Thu Jun 03 1999 - 00:43:12 EDT

From: "Sandra Sluzhynska" <salus@ICMP.Lviv.UA>
Subject: request from SALUS

[Cross-posted from Civil Society International Mailing List]

Dear Colleagues,

I am president of the SALUS Foundation, an NGO which works on the problem
of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS prevention in Western

SALUS was established in Lviv in January 1996. It has since opened offices
in five more cities: Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Ujgorod and Lutsk.
Since 1996 SALUS has organized a number of projects, including:

   establsihing a Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and a
   Rape Crisis Centre, both in Lviv

   publishing a series of eight booklets on sexually transmitted

   organizing a five-year "Art Against AIDS" program.

In 1999 SALUS established a programme of youth sexual education which will
provide training to teachers, physicians and midwifes.

SALUS has received support from the International Renaissance Foundation,
the Commete Catolique Contre la Faim et Pour le Developpement, Counterpart
Foundation, the Embassy of the Nehterlands and others. SALUS staff
members have received training in STD clinics in London, Paris and

We have recently prepared the programme PHOENIX which consists of 30
projects. The SALUS Foundation is looking for partners for the
following projects:

 * Implementation of the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
   diagnostic: for creation of the 1st West Ukrainian Reference
   STDs\HIV Laboratory

 * Night Girls - prevention of STDs and AIDS among the sex-workers
   on the area of the Ukrainian-Polish border

 * Development of the Medical, Diagnostic and HIV/STDs Prevention
   Service for the Victims of Trafficking in Women

 * Implementation of new methods for treating STDs and their

 * Establishment of the Regional Youth Education Centre

 * Creation of Women's Reproductive Health Centre in Lviv

 * Establishment of Network of STD Centres in eight cities of
   Western Ukraine (Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsik, Chernivtsi, Lutsk,
   Rivne, Uzhorod, Ternopil, Chmelnitsky)

 * STDs and HIV/AIDS prevention of prisoners and intravenous drug-

 * Seminars and training for genitourinary medical staff and
   health advisors of the STD Centres of Western Ukraine

 * Organisation of peer-education network among secondary and high
   school students in Lviv: training for groups of students about
   HIV/AIDS (who will then be responsible for passing this
   information to their peers)


 * Establishment of a pharmaceutical service PROTYSTOYANNIA
   (RESISTANCE) to provide STDs/HIV sufferers with medicines

 * Establishment and production of the regional bulletin for
   medical professionals dealing with the problems of STDs and

 * Establishment of a STDs\HIV telephone helplines network in 8
   cities of Western Ukraine

Would you be so kind to help us in finding the partners? If yes, I'll send
you more information about the SALUS activities.

I appreciate your assistance

Sandra Sluzhinska, MD, PhD
Regional Salus Foundation
P.O. Box 320
290000 Lviv

Tel/Fax +380 (322) 72-57-38
Tel +380 (322) 34-32-85

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