Nino Tsereteli has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS for more than 12 years already. Being a psychologist by background, she started as a counsellor at Médecins Sans Frontières (Greek Mission to Georgia), in a Reproductive Health program. In 2000, together with a group of young professionals, she founded the NGO “Center for Information and Counselling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma”, aiming at prevention of HIV and STIs and promoting reproductive health issues among the Georgian population, especially among most at risk populations, FSWs, IDUs, MSM, prisoners. In 2007, Nino was appointed Executive Director of Tanadgoma. At the moment, Tanadgoma is implementing both a reproductive health program and a drug users’ social rehabilitation program. On behalf of Tanadgoma, Nino is a member of several national and regional bodies such as CCM of Georgia, Georgian Harm Reduction Network, Prevention Task Force, Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, and HIV in Europe.
I am sure that through joint efforts of the Network and its members we will be able to achieve changes in the punitive drug policies in our region.