Dear colleagues and partners,
We are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Sex, love and COVID-19 before the war: presentation of a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on PrEP users in Ukraine”, which will be held on July 19, 2022 at 16:00 Kyiv time (EEST).
To register for the event, please fill out the form using this link: https://bit.ly/3yz8LXY
The webinar program:
16.00 – 16.20 Welcome and opening words:
– Vitaly Djuma, ECOM,
– Larysa Getman, The Public Health Centre,
– Olga Denisyuk, Alliance for Public Health,
– Ioannis Mameletzis, WHO Ukraine.
Moderator: Nikolay Lunchenkov ECOM
16.20 – 16.30 Presentation of the study’s results: “COVID-19, sexual behaviour and intimate partner violence among PrEP users in Ukraine”
– Nikolay Lunchenkov MD – LGBT Health coordinator, The Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity
16.30 – 16.40 The impact of COVID-19 on intimate partner violence
– ПProf. Dr. Janina Isabel Steinert – Assistant Professor at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich
16.40 – 16.55 The impact of the war on access to PrEP among key populations in Ukraine
– Larysa Getman – Head of the HIV Management and Response Department of the Public Health Centre, Ministry of Health of Ukraine
16.55 – 17.10 Access to PrEP among MSM in Ukraine during the War: New Challenges for NGOs
– Andrii Chernyshev, Alliance Global
17.05 – 17.25 Q&A Session
17.25 – 17.30 Closing remarks
– Nikolay Lunchenkov, ECOM
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the health and well-being of LGBT people around the world, including in Ukraine. To assess the health effects of the pandemic, a study on how COVID-19 impacted PrEP users in Ukraine was conducted by Alliance for Public Health together with ECOM — the Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM) in partnership with national organizations in Ukraine and the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich. Data collection was completed three days before the full-scale war and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
We understand that war is even a bigger crisis than the COVID-19 pandemic, so we need to respond to this crisis now. That is why during the webinar we will not only present the results of this study, but will also discuss the impact of the war on the health of PrEP users in Ukraine. We will also talk about the steps that we can take together to reduce the impact of the war on people’s health in Ukraine.