- Sofia, Bulgaria -
|Estimated number of PWID||2 000|
|HIV prevalence in PWID||5,5 %|
|Estimated number of CSW||656|
|HIV prevalence in CSW||0 %|
|Estimated number of MSM||5 000|
|HIV prevalence in MSM||12,7 %|
|New TB cases + TB relapses (per 100 thousand population)||23,8|
There are estimated 2 000 PWID, 656 SW and 5 000 MSM in Sofia. Based on the Global Fund program data, 13% of PWID, 85% of SW and 28% of MSM were reached with programs in 2014. According to 2012 IBBS, 93,4% PWID, 85% SW and 94% MSM have ever had an HIV test.
Sofia City level HIV program has been prepared in the last years, but is still not finished and adopted.
The city level HIV coordinating Council has 27 members, 10 of them are NGO, others represent governmental and municipal agencies, health services, police, etc.
The project will prioritize the city level sustainability agenda and advocacy for increased program reach.
in the project
|Development and implementation of a model for key populations for the '90-90-90’ targets of the HIV and TB response in Sofia|
|Establishing effective partnerships between Sofia municipality and NGOs/CSOs in Sofia|
|Ensuring sustainable allocations of municipal funding for key population programs in Sofia|
|To increase knowledge management and popularize Sofia response on HIV and TB in Bulgaria, in EECA region and globally|
in the city by 2019
|AIDS related mortality (per 100 000 population)||0,18||0,17||0,16||It is planned to achieve an ambitious 8% reduction in AIDS-related mortality per 100 000 in three years|
|TB mortality rate (per 100 000 population)||2,0||1,96||1,9||It is planned to achieve an ambitious 10% reduction in TB-related mortality per 100 000 in three years|
|Percentage share increase of funding for TB/HIV activities targeting the key populations from the cities health budgets||10%||20%||The baseline value will be established during the situational assessment to be carried out in Sofia in 2017, and the targeted percentage increase is 20% in comparison to the value established|
‘Initiative for Health Foundation’ from Sofia works with PWID and Roma community, Association ‘Health without borders’ (HWB) works with MSM predominantly. Both organizations are major service providers for key populations in Sofia. ‘Initiative for Health Foundation’ has been a member of CCM twice: from its foundation in 2003 till 2010 and from 2013 till now. It participates in the development of the national programs for HIV and drugs. It has good
relationships with the municipality. Still, this is the only organization in Sofia, operating in HIV prevention services supported by the municipality. This organization is a leading NGO in the country in the area of harm reduction. It has actively participated in the development of the national methodology for HIV prevention among drug users through number of trainings, methodology development, expert work, working groups on national regulations and strategies, etc. It participates in the
development of the municipal HIV strategy, which is not completed yet. It has an extensive international experience in HIV/TB programs implementation. It is a member of several international networks, the Municipal council on drugs and Municipal council on HIV, TB and STIs prevention.
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