- About -

Alliance for Public Health (Ukraine) together with AFEW International (The Netherlands), licit and Stop TB Partnership (Switzerland) under technical guidance of UNAIDS EECA office with funding of The Global Fund have initiated a regional project ‘Fast-track TB/HIV responses for key populations in EECA cities’ to support city responses to HIV and TB in key populations in the cities of EECA

− 5 cities are participating −
in the project
in partnership between civil society, municipality and communities
The project will be implemented throughout 2017-2019 and plans to develop efficient and sustainable city models of HIV/TB responses that would allow to:
reduce AIDS and TB
mortalities in the project cities
increase the allocation
of city funding to HIV/TB
interventions for key populations
Critical enablers for the project
Strategic operational research

The project will conduct several strategic operational research themes to inform EECA city models to improve outpatient Tuberculosis treatment (Odesa, Ukraine), collaborative HIV/TB interventions (Balti, Moldova), and increased uptake of ART by key populations based on case management model (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Guiding experience of Bern and Amsterdam

Support to the models will be provided from Bern and Amsterdam – partnering cities in the project, whose municipalities and civil society have committed to share experiences and support their peers from EECA.

Engagement of key populations

Importantly, regional key populations networks – Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs, Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, South Caucasus Network, Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) – have been engaged to prioritize involvement in the project of key groups both on the regional and cities’ levels.

For more information, please contact:

Ievgen Kushnir