Educational seminars, lectures and scientific research on street medicine and helping homeless people with health problems

Why we do this

In order for a homeless person to get off the street, assistance should be comprehensive, interdisciplinary and include a medical component.

Unfortunately, in Russia, street medicine is practically not developed among the helping organizations — a line of work that meets the needs of a homeless person with health problems. This is not taught in medical schools and colleges.

We share our experience with colleagues to develop street medicine in our country.

How it works

  • We hold lectures and webinars with the participation of doctors of various specialties who have experience working with homeless patients on Charity hospital projects.
  • We translate foreign materials on street medicine into Russian.
  • We organize internships in street medicine for employees from other organizations helping the homeless.
  • We participate in conferences on street medicine, conduct research and publish the results in scientific journals

Our research and publications:

Results of work in 2021:

We recorded a series of webinars and lectures on street medicine, all in open access on our YouTube channel:

  • Psychology of homelessness
  • Medical and social examination of the homeless
  • Street therapy
  • Street Dermatology
  • Surgical diseases of the homeless
  • Asepsis and antiseptics in street medicine
  • Vaccination of the homeless against COVID-19 in Russia: how to organize?

We also shared our experience:

  • As part of the charity weekend of the Echo of Petersburg radio station – Echo STATION
  • At the conference of Separate collection “The charitable and non-profit sector as the engine of systemic change. The dynamics of development over the past 10 years”.
  • At the 17th International Street Medicine Symposium with the report “Practicing illegally: street medicine in Saint-Petersburg, Russia over the past three years”.
  • At a seminar on the problems of tuberculosis and HIV infection among vulnerable population groups, organized by the Humanitarian Action Foundation (recognized in the Russian Federation as a foreign agent).