Event Title

Mapping and Size Estimation of Key Populations in Kosovo, 2016

Session

Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

This is the first study of this nature in Kosovo. The objective of the research was to conduct population size estimate at granular and national level, distribution, settings and typologies of Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People Who Inject Drug (PWID) in order to provide a sound platform to improve service delivery and suggest ways to scale up the response. Cross sectional survey in 26 municipalities of Kosovo, Feb-April 2016 through two sequential steps: 1. Systematic information-gathering from secondary key informants within each zone and validating each through primary KI. In addition web-sites and mobile apps were mapped in the similar way. KP size estimates were calculated for each spot and rolled up into municipality estimates then aggregated into national estimates. MSM is the largest key population identified with a total number of 6814 range total number of spots MSM, with an overall national rate of 12 MSM per 1000 adult men across six types of spots including geo and virtual mapping. Fewer MSM operate at geographic spots, due to social norms MSM keep their activities hidden and mostly operate through internet and cell phones. An estimated number of FSW was 5037, rate of 8.9 FSWs per 1000 adult females and eight different spot typologies. Approximately 10% of FSW in Kosovo use websites to connect with clients. A total of 5819 PWID were calculated with rates of 10.2 PWID per 1000 adult men in five spot typologies. No female PWID were identified at geographic spots. These size estimates were calculated through community involvement and finalized with their agreement. Simple and straightforward community-led approach was used, ensuring active leadership and involvement of the KPs themselves in validating estimates.

Keywords:

Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, People Who Inject Drug, Mapping, Size Estimation

Session Chair

Rexhep Gjyliqi

Session Co-Chair

Fitim Alidema

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 12:15 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.368

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Mapping and Size Estimation of Key Populations in Kosovo, 2016

Pristina, Kosovo

This is the first study of this nature in Kosovo. The objective of the research was to conduct population size estimate at granular and national level, distribution, settings and typologies of Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People Who Inject Drug (PWID) in order to provide a sound platform to improve service delivery and suggest ways to scale up the response. Cross sectional survey in 26 municipalities of Kosovo, Feb-April 2016 through two sequential steps: 1. Systematic information-gathering from secondary key informants within each zone and validating each through primary KI. In addition web-sites and mobile apps were mapped in the similar way. KP size estimates were calculated for each spot and rolled up into municipality estimates then aggregated into national estimates. MSM is the largest key population identified with a total number of 6814 range total number of spots MSM, with an overall national rate of 12 MSM per 1000 adult men across six types of spots including geo and virtual mapping. Fewer MSM operate at geographic spots, due to social norms MSM keep their activities hidden and mostly operate through internet and cell phones. An estimated number of FSW was 5037, rate of 8.9 FSWs per 1000 adult females and eight different spot typologies. Approximately 10% of FSW in Kosovo use websites to connect with clients. A total of 5819 PWID were calculated with rates of 10.2 PWID per 1000 adult men in five spot typologies. No female PWID were identified at geographic spots. These size estimates were calculated through community involvement and finalized with their agreement. Simple and straightforward community-led approach was used, ensuring active leadership and involvement of the KPs themselves in validating estimates.