Full name of the project: Analysis of mothers with HIV’s access to formula milk.
Timeframe: :September 2017 – March 2018.
Steps in the project’s implementation:
1. Develop the methodology and tools to evaluate the access to formula milk in different regions of Russia.
2. Conduct the initial training with activists from 6 regions — Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, Saint Petersburg, Leningrad, Ulyanovsk, and Orenburg.
3. Analyze the general trends in regional standards for provision of formula milk and the routing of women living with HIV in each region.
Center for the Development of Activism Head, Ivetta Sergeeva: “The barriers in access to formula milk are important and relevant for many mothers living with HIV. I am thrilled that this research will be conducted by activists based in the EVA network.”
Training Participant, Elena Ivanova: “I like the idea of the research first and foremost because it has a very clear and important goal. At the training we had the opportunity to receive structured and accessible information on how such research is conducted. An environment for sharing ideas and thoughts was created.”
Research consultant Irina Evdokimova: “First, we learn how the models of providing women with formula work (or don’t) in various regions. Second, each of the six activists are doing something for the first time: handling legal documents, looking for information, conducting interviews and writing analytical statements.”
Analytical statements on the access of women living with HIV to formula milk (in Russian):
Project Materials (in Russian):