We are glad to inform you that we had two reports from CHEMP on 23d of November at the Conference of Spb Social Policy Committee.
Open lecture of professor Paul Kind: "New wine in old bottles : Valuing EQ-5D health states using innovative methods "
In this lecture, Professor Kind examined the orthodox economist's approach to valuing EQ-5D. Having questioned that he then shows that (paradoxically) methods for valuation, based on a pseudo-EQ-5D collection in RLMS-HSE 2005 can work and has now been replicated using UK data. This discussion raises a clutch of important issues which merit further exploration, thinking and discussion in the Russian, and wider health economics, context.
On September 27 governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko has paid his first visit to the Higher School of Economics. The meeting took place at the School of Economics and Management – the biggest campus of HSE Saint Petersburg, accommodating five research laboratories of the university.
Anastasia Meylakhs will present the paper "Sexual partnerships of Russian drug users: reduction and increase in HIV-infection transmission risks within relationships' dynamics"
Seminar presentation will be based on a pilot study results of «Staying Safe in St. Petersburg: how long-term IDUs avoid HIV infection». We will describe how some aspects of being in a stable relationships may facilitate or block a viral transmission within a couple. Mainstream public health studies predominately show injecting drugs couples as a route of viruses transmission; contrary to that vision we recognise a protective effects of PWID couples as a factor for their health and well-being in the long run.