Project aims: To strengthen the community response and raise awareness about the persisting legal, structural, political and social barriers hindering a more effective response to the syndemics of HIV, hepatitis viruses B and C, and other STI among MSM. The main activities include surveys among MSM (EMIS2017) and Community Based Health Workers (ECHOES) as well as a training programme for Community Health Workers intended to be adaptable for all EU countries.
Project leader: Robert Koch Institut (RKI, Germany)
Main partners: Robert Koch Institut (RKI, Germany), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM, UK), Fundacio Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol (CEEISCAT, Spain), University of Brighton (UoB, UK), Terence Higgings Trust (THT, UK), Deutsche AIDS Hilfe (DAH, Germany), Consultants for Health & Development by Results in Health (CHD/RiH, Netherlands), EATG and Aids Action Europe (AAE, Germany)
EATG participation: Leader of WP5 (Review of Community Health Workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices about sexual health of men who have sex with men)
Duration: 36 months, starting September 2016
Main funding source/programme: Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA – EU), CHAFEA Health 2015/38 Tender
Budget: Total 1,984,992 EUR, EATG 44,726 EUR
Report about the 1st ESTICOM interim project meeting.