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ESTICOM – European Surveys and Trainings to Improve MSM Community Health

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 gay, bisexual and other men having sex with men (MSM).

Main activities: online surveys among MSM (EMIS2017) and Community Based Health Workers (ECHOES) as well as tailored trainings.

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, including existing surveys and training materials)

Duration: 36 months, starting September 2016

Main funding source/programme: Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA – EU), CHAFEA Health 2015/38 Tender

Website: (not yet online)

EATG contact person(s): Maria Dutarte (EATG Office) at and Koen Block (

Report about the 1st ESTICOM interim project meeting.

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