BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2017 – HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The BEARR Trust’s Annual Conference was held on Friday 10th November 2017 at 32-36 Loman Street,  London SE1 0EH, on the theme of

“HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – bucking the trend?”

We looked at HIV/AIDs trends in the countries of our region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), policy responses from governments, intervention and support from NGOs and the international community, stigma and public awareness.

The programme can be downloaded here; and here are details of our speakers.

A full report of the conference can be viewed here.

We heard presentations by highly qualified speakers from around the region and international organisations. These are now available (see below).

(Yelena Rastokina spoke to us from Kazakhstan over Skype, so we cannot publish her presentation.)


Dr Ulla Pape, Lecturer in European Studies at the University of Bremen (Germany) – click here

Dr Charles Ssonko, HIV/TB Adviser at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), London – click here

Dr Sergii Dvoryak, Senior Scientist, Institute for Public Health Policy, Ukraine – click here

Julian Hows, Associate/Consultant at Global Network of People Living with HIV – click here

Dr Jill Owczarzak, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA – click here

Oxana Buzovici, Union of HIV Prevention and Harm Reduction (UORN), Moldova – click here

Daria Alexeeva, Project Manager at AFEW International, the Netherlands – click here