lunedì 24 luglio 2017

Hope (Spodivannia) Charitable Foundation in Zaporizhzhia Inspires HIV-Positive Internally Displaced Persons to Live
Pope for Ukraine
(Ivanka Rudakevych) “During initial stages of the conflict in 2014,” Natalia Dotsenko, President of Hope CF, says “we found ourselves in a situation when we were approached by people who just came to Zaporizhzhia with nothing on their hands but a Client Card – a unified document recognized throughout Ukraine which allows injection drug patients and people with HIV to receive certain services at HIV-service NGOs of any city. The services include consultations regarding referral to AIDS-centres, help with tests and getting ART or anti-tuberculosis therapy. In other words, people from occupied territories, including Donetsk, Alchevsk, Makiivka and Horlivka, approached us. Back at home they benefitted from programmes offered by similar organizations and they knew about our organization in Zaporizhzhia and came to us. (...)