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SUSTAINABILITY of SERVICES

for key populations in EECA region (#SoS_project)

Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director “Alliance for Public Health”:
“#SoS_project will be financed by the Global Fund to the maximum extent possible – $13 million, with a focus on 14 countries and 23 cities in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia! The next three years will require tremendous efforts from the whole team, as there has not yet been a project of such an unprecedented scale, goals and level of partnership in the EECA region. And we gladly accept this challenge!»

The implementation of the three-year project will be coordinated by the Alliance for Public Health, in a consortium with the 100% Life (All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH), the Central Asian HIV’ Association and the Eurasian Key Populations Health Network, with the participation of national governmental and non-governmental organizations, regional key populations networks , international agencies and organizations, as well as technical partners.

Donor: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Project implementation period: 3 years, 2019-2021


GOALS

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Improving financial sustainability and effectiveness of HIV programs

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Reducing existing legal barriers and respecting the most important human rights for access to HIV prevention services and care

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Improving the efficiency and accessibility of HIV services delivery models (testing and continuous care) for key populations


Project focus:

14 countries:

Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

24 cities:

in the EECA region, with the highest prevalence of HIV infection:

  • Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation)
  • Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Minsk, Soligorsk and Svetlogorsk (Belarus)
  • Tashkent and Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Podgorica, Bar, Bijelo Polje (Montenegro)
  • 5 cities in Serbia
  • Chisinau (Moldova)

EXPECTED RESULTS

>$10 million

absolute increase in national funding for HIV/AIDS programs for key populations from national, regional, municipal budgets

$73,4 million

will be saved through optimized procurement schemes for ARVs

280 thousand PLHIV

will know about their HIV status in 23 cities of the EECA region, with the highest HIV prevalence rate (over 3 years it’s planned to increase 45%)

90% of PLHIV on ART

about 252 thousand people living with HIV in 23 focus cities of the EECA region will receive antiretroviral therapy (ART)

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • developing strategies for optimizing the cost of ART regimens that will reduce the average cost of first-line ART;
  • development/updating of the functional mechanisms of public procurement of services for the prevention and care and support services from NGOs;
  • the creation and functioning of working groups/urban coordination councils on HIV/AIDS issues for the implementation of an action plan for HIV/AIDS;
  • introducing new strategies for detecting HIV cases and starting antiretroviral therapy for key populations;
  • implementation of the urban HIV/AIDS program to fill gaps in the current municipal response;
    developing and conducting operational research to improve coverage of key groups and the treatment cascade;
  • launching a monitoring system for the cascade of HIV treatment at the city level;
  • provision of legal assistance in cases of violation of the rights of key groups;
  • establishment of a Regional Commission on Drug Policy in the EECA region.

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY PARTNERS OF THE CONSORTIUM IN PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION:


Technical partners:


Presentation #SoS_project. Andriy Klepikov


Photo report of the launch meeting

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Project CoordinatorVitaliy Karanda


Project news

#SoS_project strategy presented at The Global Fund EECA Constituency meeting in Tajikistan

05.04.2019
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01.04.2019
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Saving $73,4 million on ARVs for 3 years: The EECA strategy on sustainability of HIV services will be presented in Kyiv

22.03.2019
On 26-27 of March, partners’ meeting dedicated to the launch of a three-year multi-country project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” funded by The Global Fund, will be…