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Other Patient Syndrome

Natalia Sidorenko presented a summary of three years of work on a project connected with pregnant drug users.

E.V.A. Board member Natalia Sidorenko (Tomsk) presented a report called the ‘Other Patient Syndrome’, which was a summary of three years of work on a project connected with pregnant drug users.

On June 10th and 11th, 2015 an international scientific-practical conference ‘Relevant Issues on Preventing Transmission from Mothers to Children’ took place in Saint Petersburg.

E.V.A. Board member Natalia Sidorenko (Tomsk) presented a report at the conference, which was dedicated to the publication of the report ‘Other Patient Syndrome’. This document was the fruit of three years of work directed towards improving the quality and accessibility of medical services for drug addicted women during pregnancy and birth.

As part of this project E.V.A. worked in conjunction with five non-profit Russian organizations to conduct research with the purpose of learning about the availability and quality of medical care from the point of view of drug addicted patients and doctors of varying degrees. They also documented the best Russian practices of monitoring and managing drug-addicted women during pregnancy and birth. You can familiarize yourself with the short and full versions of the reports at the links below:

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