New AIDS Training and Education Center opening in St. Petersburg

AIHA and the St. Petersburg Medical Academy for Post Graduate Studies Open New AIDS Training and Education Center in St. Petersburg

USAID-funded program will help Russian Federation build critical capacity to provide care and treatment to PLWHA

Moscow, Russia, and Washington, DC, July 5, 2006—The American International Health Alliance (AIHA)—in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Medical Academy for Post Graduate Studies and affiliated clinical sites at the St. Petersburg AIDS Center and the Ust Izhora Clinical Center for Children and Women with HIV—has established an AIDS Training and Education Center (ATEC) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This project, which was developed with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and supported by the Russian Federation Ministry of Health and Social Development, represents a key step in the development of a unified framework for Russia’s national efforts to build the health system capacity necessary to provide high-quality care to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).