“The country greatly needs this financial contribution,” said Svitlana Cherenko, Chairman of the National Committee on Counteraction of HIV/AIDS and Other Socially Dangerous Diseases. “Alliance-Ukraine has made an important contribution to rolling out large-scale treatment programmes. For the second year in a row we are seeing fewer AIDS deaths in Ukraine.”
Over the next five years, Alliance-Ukraine will allocate most of its funds to HIV prevention programmes for the most vulnerable groups. State funding for prevention is under serious threat, made worse by the current financial crisis.
An estimated 440,000 people are living with HIV in Ukraine, equivalent to 1.67% of the adult population.