Brief Project description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal institution which is supported and funded by the German government. The global target of GIZ is a support of people and communities in developing countries, in the countries with the economy of transition and in developed countries.
GIZ has been successfully operating in Ukraine for more than 20 years within the framework of intergovernmental agreement Ukraine-Germany from 1993.
The areas of collaboration in Ukraine are sustainable economic development, energy efficiency, the HIV/AIDS response.

In 2013 the City Development Institution established close contacts with GIZ and in October 1, 2014 a memorandum of understanding and cooperation was signed between GIZ, the executive committee of the City Council and City Development Institution. The city of Kryvyi Rih was defined as a focal region. This document has committed theareas of cooperation between German organization and the city, namely:

- Working with young people;
- Trainings for medical professionals;
- HIV / AIDS prevention in the workplaces.

In addition, the memorandum provides joint implementation of a comprehensive program of measures to prevent HIV / AIDS in the city of Kryvyi Rih for reduction of HIV / AIDS, strengthening public health, promoting healthy lifestyles among the population (especially youth and adolescents), and to support corporate social responsibility.

Project Goal: HIV/AIDS prevention in the city of Kryvyi Rih and promotion of sport and healthy life style.

Project Objectives:

- Implementation of the innovative projects "Fair Play" and "Safety Route";
- Training of family physicians under the module "Effective counseling and motivation of patients for HIV testing and prevention of stigmatization of people living with HIV;
- Training of personnel (in organizations agreed by the parties in accordance with a comprehensive program of measures) on key principles of prevention of HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis;
- Development and dissemination of educational and informational materials to promote healthy lifestyles and HIV / AIDS.

Expected Results:

- Dissemination of healthy lifestyle practices;
- Reducing the number of HIV-positive people in Kryvyi Rih;
- Raising awareness about HIV / AIDS;
- Training of the city medical workers.

Currently, a Day of PT and Sport and «ZdravoFest SPORT» have been held under the cooperation with GIZ