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    Access to healthcare;

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    Prevention and control of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, TB;

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    Improving the health and rights of marginalized groups in society, including people who use drugs, sex workers, prisoners, men who have sex with men, migrants;

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    Cooperation on EU-Russia health systems and patient organizations, community networks of affected groups;

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    Patient safety;

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    Resilience of Civil Society by working together in other fields;


  • We have the objective of working in solidarity among EU and Russian Civil Society Organizations towards inclusiveness, particularly when it comes to public health areas
  • WG produces an informal exchange, horizontal and vertical links, including implementation of co-projects between health-related CSOs from Russia and the EU


Janine Wildschut, AFEW International, Coordinator of the Working Group on Public and Inclusive Health:

“Having a healthy society stands at the very base of a nation. Health related issues arise not only within ‘Healthy Policies’, but also at various other levels. At present, we see both in several European countries as in Russia, deteriorations when it comes to the freedom to speak and implement this type of social justice work in the light of health. Working in solidarity among EU and Russia Civil Society Organizations towards inclusiveness, particularly when it comes to health area is what we aim for in this Working Group. More precisely, the present Working Group wants to learn from other Civil Society Organizations what methods worked for them and we would like to use this WG as an exchange platform and understand how other countries are working on an inclusive health agenda and how others are resilient in difficult times. Furthermore, we would like to invite the Forum to put access to health on their advocacy agenda as a common position, when it comes to discussions and dialogues with states and intergovernmental dialogues.”


Members from the EU:

  1. Active Citizenship (Italy)
  2. AFEW International (Netherlands)
  3. Stichting Skosh (Netherlands)

Members from Russia:

  1. Centre for Social Support “Navigator” (Irkutsk)
  2. FOCUS-MEDIA Foundation (Moscow)
  3. Humanitarian Action (St. Petersburg)
  4. Humanitarian Project (Novosibirsk)
  5. Kovcheg – Anti-AIDS (Rostov-on-Don)
  6. LUNa – Centre for Social Assistance (Yekaterinburg)
  7. Open Medical Club Charitable Foundation (St. Petersburg)



Janine Wildschut, AFEW International, Netherlands