My name is Oxana (Oksana), surname – Buzovici (Buzovich)
After graduating the State University in 2003, as a specialist in education and social studies, I dedicated myself to HIV and drug abuse prevention, building experience through working with street children, the most at risk adolescents, and with adults from most at risk groups (people using drugs and sex workers). For the last 7 years, I focused my activity, within the public association “Union for HIV prevention and harm reduction” (UORN), in coordinating and capacity strengthening of specialists working in the organizations implementing harm reduction programs in Moldova. In addition, I am involved in activities of training and capacity building of specialized paralegals, which started their work since 2018 in Moldova.
Also I am involved in mobilizing and empowering the community of people using drugs, especially women, and sex workers’ community, within a service provider organization ”Youth for the Right to Live” Balti, who supports people facing social exclusion on the basis of health problems. The organization developed and manages for more than 20 years Harm Reduction Services and for more than 5 years coordinates the integrated assistance centre (300 m2) with complex services, for nearly 3,000 people from groups with high risk of HIV infection (PWID and SW).