Announcement of materials of the #SoS_project regional digest  #4

2020 is the year of sustainable leadership and effective partnerships!

The regional #SoS_project team continues to advocate for the sustainability of HIV services at the regional and national levels in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The international forum “Leadership of Cities in Response to the HIV/AIDS and TB Epidemic” was held, with the participation of top officials of cities – mayors and vice-mayors, representatives of international, national NGOs, invited experts, heads of AIDS and TB centers from 50 cities of the world. This event became an obvious landmark of the past year.
Unprecedented Results 2019 of Political Commitment to end AIDS/TB: in November-December, the record number of 10 political declarations on HIV/TB were signed by mayors of leading cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Svetlogorsk, Podgorica, Bar, Bielo Pole, Chisinau, Osh , Bishkek, Kyiv, Balti).
An international mission was held in Serbia to develop a sustainable development plan for prevention, harm reduction and treatment adherence for key populations vulnerable to HIV.
The cost of an ART medicine in Belarus was reduced by 35.3%
Kyrgyzstan: a new clinical protocol for the treatment of HIV and a SOP for the management of ARV drugs has been developed, pre-qualified generics D, TLD were registered.
The Working Group on Transition plan is created in Moldova.
The first “Alena Asayeva ENPUD Forum” took place in Tbilisi. At the Forum venue, 70 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Baltic countries, Canada gathered together, and the issues of human rights and protection of their rights were the cornerstone topics of the event.
Widespread adoption of self-testing and PrEP will accelerate the EECA progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS or results of regional consultation for Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held in Istanbul on the topic “Development and adaptation of national HIV protocols, including self-testing (HIVST) and pre-exposure prevention (PrEP)”.

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