The Central Asia Regional HIV/AIDS Programme (CARHAP) was established in 2004 with the aim to contribute to averting a generalised HIV epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The actual implementation of the programme started in 2005, with a focus on reducing high-risk behaviours among most-at-risk populations (MARPs), especially people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM). CARHAP has been investing in strengthening the capacity of harm-reduction service organisations (HRSOs), and the development of technical standards and guidelines for harm-reduction services. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has been a key priority for CARHAP since the onset of the programme. CARHAP and its partners have also developed and implemented tools for Client Behaviour Assessments (CBA), to assess and monitor behaviour changes among programme clients, and thus evaluate the results of the programme (outcome level). The Quality Management Toolkit (QMT) complements the Management-Information System (MIS) and CBA tools by focusing on the quality of services, and the necessary organisational capacity of partner organisations to deliver these (high) quality services.
Resolution adopted by the Participants of the Regional High Level Dialogue on Successful Transition to Domestic Funding of HIV and TB Response in EECA "ROAD TO SUCCESS" (Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-30 September 2015), including the Ministries of Health of Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) countries, such as Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, international partners, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO), Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD), Sex Workers Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN), Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, Eurasian Network of Women on AIDS, International Coalition on Treatment Preparedness for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ITPCru) and TB Europe Coalition.
Croatia successfully implemented the GF project ‘Scaling-up HIV/AIDS response in Croatia (2003- 2006)’, continued funding preventive activities after the project ended, and was able to keep the HIV epidemic at the low level. This report presents an overview of the implementation of the GF project and transition process to national financing mechanisms in Croatia. Project sustainability activities were continuously implemented through the stakeholder network. Despite limited resources due the long-term financial crisis and some problems and challenges, this transition is an example of good practice and could indicate strategies for sustainability of preventive HIV/AIDS programmes, particularly in countries from South Eastern and Eastern Europe, using the financial resources available through the GF projects. The experiences from a successfully implemented GF project and its sustainability have shown the importance of joint work and multisectoral collaboration between governmental institutions and civil society. In addition, it shows that GF does not only provide financial resources, but makes a positive contribution in developing a national response by building partnerships, collaboration, and investing in people.
Report on the results of the “Technical consultation on transition to domestic funding of HIV and TB responses and their programatis sustainability in EECA” which took place in Istanbul on 21 – 22 of July 2015 and was organized y the Global Fund together with EHRN. This report includes the presentation of Transition and Sustainability Principles and Draft Framework for Transition to Sustainability developed as an outcome of this consultation, and will be discussed on 29.09 and 30.09 within the Regional Dialogue.
This short information note is designed to support those involved in the development of concept notes, applications and grants for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and for the implementation of comprehensive and effective HIV responses more broadly. The target audience includes Country Coordinating Mechanisms, grant recipients, civil society representatives, advocates, and proposal writers. This document has been developed by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the International HIV/ AIDS Alliance and the Open Society Foundations, and with input from colleagues at the Global Fund and other partners.
The case study was prepared between March and July 2015. EHRN collected and reviewed a range of background materials, and developed a detailed questionnaire to gather input from Serbian organizations that have received Global Fund support for harm reduction programs.
The number of new HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) continues to grow, with people who inject drugs (PWID) and their sexual partners disproportionately affected by the epidemic. To address this challenge, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), with support from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), developed a suite of easy-to-use, Excel-based tools, available in Russian and English. Civil society organizations advocating harm reduction services can use them to estimate past expenditure levels, future resource needs, and potential funding gaps using local costs of services and products.
This document is a brief summary of key themes relating to the response to HIV and TB in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) - and positions on a range of issues within each theme - that should be reflected in the new Global Fund Strategy 2017–2021, as stated by civil society and communities’ representatives from the EECA region.
A Position Statement from the “Communities and Civil Society Consultation on the Global Fund Strategy 2017 - 2021 and 5th Replenishment” convened by the Communities Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund and co-organised by the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific.
This briefing paper is intended to provide a starting point to help bridge gaps in understanding the important issues faced by women who use drugs in their interactions with law enforcement authorities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). The aim is to facilitate much improved interactions and future cooperation, thereby supporting the prioritization of public health approaches in drug policing.