The transition sees the establishment of independent and nationally controlled governing bodies of Alliance Ukraine. Members include respected Ukrainian experts working for international and national organisations, and leaders in public health and good corporate governance.
KHANA is accredited
The Alliance’s new accreditation system aims both to guide the admission of new linking organisations and to guarantee quality across existing organisations and programmes.
The latest linking organisation to complete the process is KHANA of Cambodia, which was accredited on 19 December. Three organisations have so far been accredited: Alliance China, the Alliance international secretariat and KHANA.
Since its inception in 1999, KHANA has grown to become the largest national non-governmental organisation responding to AIDS in Cambodia. In 2007 it was working with 68 partners in 17 of the country’s 24 provinces and 3 municipalities.
The organisation is best known in Cambodia for its home-based care programme, implemented in collaboration with the government. This programme, which influenced the development and implementation of the government’s continuum of care model, makes a significant contribution to national Universal Access targets by supporting over 10,000 people living with HIV – 15% of all people living with HIV in Cambodia.
The Alliance’s support has also helped KHANA develop pioneering work with injecting drug users and men who have sex with men.