In the newly released Strategic Investments for Impact: Global Fund Results Report 2012 Ukraine was selected as a ‘country example’ to illustrate the results, coverage and impact being achieved in the HIV and AIDS field.
Alliance Ukraine has been implementing Global Fund supported programmes since 2004, and currently is one of the Principal Recipients of the Global Fund Round 10 grant aimed at building a sustainable system of comprehensive services on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for most-at-risk populations and people living with HIV in Ukraine.
The Ukraine ‘country example’ (which can be found on page 41 of the report) focuses on prevention work with most-at-risk populations. It states that from 2005-11 prevention services provided by civil society organisations have reached over 160,000 people who inject drugs, and that HIV has been steadily declining among high risk groups.
“The news that Ukraine was selected by the Global Fund to illustrate its strategic investments for impact is recognition of the hard work on the ground of thousands of social workers, and living proof of the strategic role of civil society in achieving the country impact” said Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of Alliance Ukraine, “together we will stop the epidemic!”
The work of Alliance Ukraine is also highlighted in the ‘Improving measurement of results and impact’ section of the report which states that Alliance Ukraine “has used financing from the Global Fund to introduce a specially developed database to monitor the provision of HIV services to most-at-risk populations…[which] allows for real-time reporting”. It also notes that this and other best practices developed by Alliance Ukraine are now being applied across Eastern Europe and Central Asia and beyond through the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Technical Support Hub, which it hosts.
Read Alliance Ukraine’s full statement here.
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HIV has been steadily declining among high risk groups