In December 2016, EHRN, together with the Eastern European and Central Asian Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO) has announced an open tender for sub-recipients to implement the regional program "Partnership for equitable access to the HIV care continuum in Eastern Europe and Central Asia". The winners of the competition with the highest score are Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Estonia.
The purpose of the program is to increase the efficiency, affordability, sustainability, and expansion of services in the context of HIV infection in the region with a special focus on key populations (people who use drugs, men who have sex with men, and sex workers).
On January 17, the tender commission selected four applications with the highest score and on January 23 ECUO approved this decision at the general meeting.
According to the results of the competition the winners are:
1. Belarus: a consortium led by the Positive Movement, which also includes Belarusian PLWH Community and the Youth Public Association Meeting.
2. Kyrgyzstan: consortium led by Partner Network, which includes the Association of The Country Network of People Living with HIV along with the NGO Kyrgyz Indigo.
3. Kazakhstan: a consortium headed by the Kazakhstan Union of People Living with HIV, along with the Human Health Institute and the NGO Amelia.
4. Estonia: a consortium led by the Estonian Network of People Living with HIV, along with the Russian-speaking LGBT community in Estonia and Lunest - a community of Estonians who use psychotropic substances.
Congratulations to the selected organizations. In the upcoming days, the EHRN secretariat will contact the winners to discuss the details of signing the grant agreement.