The collapse of the USSR has had profound consequences for the lives of those living in the newly independent countries that emerged in 1991. These consequences are still being felt, over two decades later. In 2011 a European Union funded project, Health in Times of Transition (HITT-CIS),** looked in detail at the health and living conditions of people living in nine former Soviet countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The research, which updates an earlier project by the same team conducted in 2001, provides important new insights into what has happened.
Registration link: Health in times of transition
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 from 12:00 to 14:15 (CET)
Anderlecht (Brussels), Belgium
This is event is by registration only
Much has improved, but much more needs to be done. The seminar will begin with the screening of an important new film on the project and its findings, which will be followed by a panel discussion involving some of the lead researchers who will take questions and discuss the implications for policy. This seminar will be of interest to all those with an interest in societies experiencing political, social and economic transition anywhere in the world but especially in the former Soviet Union.
Should you have any questions, please get in touch with Despoina Xenikaki from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at email@example.com or +44 (0) 207 927 2106
**The Health in Times of Transition (HITT) project which started in 2009 is a multi-country study seeking to examine the circumstances in which people of the post-soviet countries live, their health and related behaviours such as alcohol and tobacco consumption, and their utilisation of health care services. The study involved people living in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.