MOBILE CLINICS TO PROVIDE HIV SERVICES IN REMOTE AREAS OF KYRGYZSTAN AND ARMENIA
Two new mobile clinics donated by the Government of the Russian Federation will provide health services, including for HIV, to people living in remote areas of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
The clinics, which were donated during the Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, can operate in all climatic conditions and geographical areas and are equipped with the latest diagnostic capabilities. They can be used both on their own and in cooperation with other medical facilities, such as rural district hospitals.
The two clinics were purchased within the Regional Cooperation Programme for Technical Assistance for HIV and other Infectious Diseases in the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was launched in 2013 by UNAIDS and the Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor) funded by the Government of the Russian Federation.
“THESE MINI-HOSPITALS ON WHEELS ARE A GREAT INSTRUMENT TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE IN REMOTE AREAS CAN GET REGULAR ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH-CARE SERVICES, INCLUDING HIV TESTING AND PREVENTION SERVICES.”
“I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE TECHNICAL LEVEL OF THE EQUIPMENT IN THE CLINICS. WE HOPE THAT SUCH CLINICS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL HIV SERVICES FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF THE POPULATION, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK OF HIV INFECTION IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF ARMENIA AND KYRGYZSTAN.”