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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 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

Website: http://www.esticom.eu

EATG contact person(s): Maria Dutarte (Office) at maria.dutarte@eatg.org; Giulio Maria Corbelli (EATG membership) at giuliomariacorbelli@gmail.com

Report about the 1st ESTICOM interim project meeting.

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