Did you know that 8 in 10 new HIV infections occur among injecting drug users in Russia?
Did you know that the epidemic could be easily stopped by simple and cost-effective methods like needle and syringe programs and opiate substitution treatment among drug users?
Did you know that Russia does not spend a cent on needle exchange and bans opiate substitution treatment?
Support the “Mobile Services for 1000 Drug Users in Moscow” campaign on Global Giving website – At the conclusion of the Challenge the top three (3) projects that raise the most funds will also receive supplementary cash bonuses from GlobalGiving of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively. The project with the greatest number of unique donors will be awarded a bonus of $2,000. Now the project of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation ranks on the 6th place - with a little help from you it can get into the top three!
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There is only one NGO in Moscow that provides clean needles and non-judgmental help for young drug users – the Andrey Rylkov Foundation. The Foundation does not get any funding from the government, what is more, the authorities banned its website for spreading drug propaganda – that is, initiating discussion on opiate substitution treatment, an evidence-based form of treatment that is supported by all UN agencies. Now they need the help of the international community to buy a needle exchange van for vulnerable young people in Moscow.
Posted by Peter Sarosi