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Advocacy on drug use in Georgia: Public health and harm reduction arguments may produce better results

17 Sep 2016

According to an article in the journal BioMed Central, the approach to the illicit use of drugs in Georgia since the mid-2000s has been both repressive and ineffective.

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Global Fund reminds Ukraine of its commitment to take over the funding of MST

4 Sep 2016
Ukraine could lose $27 million of its allocation if it does not comply

The Global Fund has written to the Government of Ukraine reminding it of its commitment to gradually take over the provision of methadone substitution therapy (MST) ­– also known as substitution maintenance therapy (SMT) or opioid substitution therapy (OST) – and reiterating that Ukraine could lose up to $27 million of its allocation for 2014-2016 if it does not comply. That amount is 15% of the total allocation.

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Harm reduction in many EECA countries is not sufficient, strategic or sustainable, study says

6 Feb 2016
None of the countries in the study met international guidelines for access to NSPs and OST

Harm reduction in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is not sufficient, strategic, or sustainable. This is the central conclusion of an assessment conducted by the regional “Harm Reduction Works – Fund it!” program in six countries: Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, and Tajikistan. A report on the assessment was recently published.

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Special efforts made to maintain HIV Services in Crimea

26 Jan 2016
The Global Fund is working closely with the Ukraine PRs and with local NGOs in Crimea
The Fund is the only international donor operating in the annexed territory

Political changes in the Crimea region which took place from February 2014 – i.e., the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation – have significantly altered The Global Fund programs in the region.  

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The missing middle: harm reduction in East Africa

4 May 2015

At around 11:30 every morning, Chiku begins her work day. Carefully gathering her syringes and needles, she'll work steadily preparing doses for her clients -- all of whom wait inside her tin-roofed shack in the slum known as Nigeria: one of Nairobi, Kenya's toughest neighborhoods. The money she earns will be enough to pay her rent, and feed her own heroin habit.

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Global Fund urges passage of emergency resolution to support drug shipments into eastern Ukraine

3 Feb 2015
Approval of the resolution to send OST, ARV and other critical medicines is being held up in the cabinet of ministers

The Global Fund is urging Ukraine's government to approve a resolution paving the way for emergency deliveries of critical medicines and other health commodities into the country's restive east, part of which is currently controlled by pro- Russian troops.

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