New publication on integrated care

Following a WHO evaluation of Ukrainian integrated care (IC) programmes in 2009, the three sites of Dnipropetrovsk, Kriviy Rig and Simferopol were identified as embodying a high standard of practice from which other programmes may learn. While far from perfect, each has made important progress in integrated care. WHO commissioned a report to examine the development of integrated care services in these three sites for people with a history of injection drug use in Ukraine, as part of the country’s ongoing response to the HIV epidemic. The goal of the report, therefore, is to present these programmes as practical, real world models for other Ukrainian governmental and nongovernmental agencies that are considering taking on integrated care services.

The author gathered information for this report through interviews with clients and staff of the three IC programmes during site visits in October 2009, and through the review of evaluations, project reports and other available materials.