Paulo Pertica

AWARD INFORMATION

Dumitru Laticevschi (Moldova)

Dumitru is a physician and worked as a surgeon at the Central Penitentiary Hospital in Republic of Moldova since 1995. From 1997 to 1999 he was involved in designing, from 2000 to 2003 in managing and from 2003 to 2006 in advising the prison tuberculosis programme for the Republic of Moldova. In 2000 he designed and implemented the pilot project on needle and syringe exchange in prisons of the Republic of Moldova. From 2003 to 2006 he managed the Republic of Moldova’s Tuberculosis (TB)/IDA Programme Implementation Unit, financed by the World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Since 2006, Dumitru has been working at the Global Fund, as the Fund Portfolio Manager for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria grants for several eastern European countries.

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Recipients of the Award

2019 United Kingdom

Ross Coomber

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2018 Moldova

Dumitru Laticevschi

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2017 Australia

Dr Ingrid van Beek AM

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2016 United Kingdom

Dave Marsden
Combat Stress

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2015 Catalunya

Programme on Substance Abuse of the Agència de Salut Pública

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2014 United Kingdom

The National Ugly Mugs Project

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2013 Iran

Dr Mohamad Shahbazi

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2012 Scotland

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

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2010

Tijana Pavicevic
(Montenegro)

2009

Saman Zamani
(Iran)

2006

Marina Goloviznina
(Russian Federation)

2004

Elena Grigoryeva
(Belarus)
Paolo Pertica
Paolo worked within a number of drug service providers, managing a wide range of services for drug users, most of who were in prison, or being dealt with within other parts of the criminal justice system. Amongst these organisations was the Prisoners Resource Service, where he was the Service Manager. The work of this pioneering service provided much of the model adopted by HM Prison Service to develop their CARAT services and was seen by colleagues in other countries involved in EDIPP as an effective approach. Paolo travelled extensively to provide consultancy and training for these colleagues and is still held in high esteem by many of them.

Moving away from service delivery and also away from London in 2001 relocating to Blackpool, Paolo has latterly worked in the commissioning and strategic development of a range of services, including in the fields of drugs and crime reduction. He is now a senior manager within the local authority and spends his free time fishing and supporting Blackpool Football Club.