AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW)

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Stichting AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) – is a dutch, non-governamental, humanitarian, public health organization whose mission is to make a major contribution to the reduction of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) by:

  • Taking an innovative and pro-active approach to developing, implementing and promoting tools for effective HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, designed for and appropriate to the specific conditions of EECA;
  • Targeting the younger generation of the region, in particular those engaging in risky behaviour;
  • Co-operating closely with national governmental and non-governmental structures to boost local coping capacities and to advocate for appropriate action;
  • Strengthening East-West engagement by exchanging knowledge and people via programme activities and stimulating a committed response.

Currently, AFEW operates in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia through six programme streams:

  • Harm reduction training
  • Pre- and Post-HIV test counselling
  • Prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV
  • HIV prevention and health promotion among sex workers
  • Media campaigns on safer sex and solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS
  • HIV prevention and health promotion in prisons


Silvia Munteanu

Media Campaigns Project Manager