| FNI PROJECTS
Evaluation of the Task Force on Communicable Diseases in
the Baltic Sea Region
The dramatic rise in tuberculosis and
HIV/AIDS in some of the former East Bloc countries caused great concern among
Western experts around the turn of the millennium. To combat the emerging
threat, the Council of Baltic Sea States launched in 2000 the
Task Force on Communicable Disease
Control in the Baltic Sea Region (the Task Force). During the period
2001-04, the Task Force implemented more than 100 projects to combat
tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and improve primary health care in the north-western
parts of Russia and the Baltic states. The project is part of the evaluation
efforts underway, focusing on how 'contextual factors' such as differences in
political systems and culture have influenced implementation of the Task
Hønneland (project leader)
Rowe, Lars and Bernd Rechel,
'Fighting Tuberculosis and
HIV/AIDS in Northeast Europe: Sustainable Collaboration or Political
Rhetoric?'. The European Journal of Public Health, Vol 16, No 6,
2006, pp. 609-614.
Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, 'Western versus Post-Soviet Medicine:
Fighting Tuberculosis and HIV in North-West Russia and the Baltic States',
Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol 21, No 3,
2005, pp. 395-414.
Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Smittevern og internasjonal
politikk ('Communicable Diseases and International Politics').
Tidsskrift for Den norske lægeforening, No 12, 2005, pp.
Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Health as International Politics: Combating
Communicable Diseases in the Baltic Sea Region. Aldershot &
Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2004. 150 p.
Ohna, Vanja, The LFA
web-tool. FNI Report 10/2004. Lysaker, FNI, 2004, 17 p.
Report from the Steering Committee for Evaluation of the Task Force on
Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region. FNI Report 9/2004.
Lysaker: FNI, 2004. 27 p.
Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe,
redde Russland fra tuberkulose og AIDS?' ('Can the West save Russia from
tuberculosis and AIDS?'). Dagbladet, 19 August 2004. In
Hønneland, Geir and Arild Moe, Evaluation of the Barents Health Programme -
Programme selection and implementation. FNI report 7/2002. Lysaker:
FNI, 2002. 38 p.
|Related focal points of
Polar and Russian
Norwegian Ministry of
Related FNI document:
FNI ('FNI's Research on the High North'). Presentation brochure in
Norwegian (PDF , 0.6 Mb)