A service mapping was conducted by the USAID RESPOND project in Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Poltava, Cherkasy, Chernihiv and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.
The purpose of mapping was to identify and confirm the physical presence of services for key populations which would in turn help to understand accessibility of services in different regions, density of services and locations where services are insufficient. The mapping also provided for conducting of a spatial analysis of availability, accessibility of services in comparison with the epidemiologic situation in region s and the need for different types of HIV/AIDS services.
Services were mapped for the following key populations:
- people who inject drugs (PWID);
- commercial sex workers (CSW);
- men who have sex with men (MSM);
- most at-risk adolescents (MARA);
- people who live with HIV (PLHIV).
The resulting data can be used for planning activities related to the epidemic response, evaluation of prevention activities, advocacy, etc. The results of the mapping can be helpful for NGO employees, M&E specialists, and decision-makers working in HIV/AIDS.
Using the technology of geographic information system (ArcGIS v10.1, ESRI) the following interactive maps were created:
- Services for MARA
- Services for MSM
- STI testing
- Services for PWID
- Services for CSW
- Services for PLHIV
- HIV testing
- Trust office
- MAT site
- ART site
- Services for prisoners