Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Civil society groups across Eastern Europe and Central Asia are consolidating resources and presenting a unified front to national governments to call for a greater domestic investment in harm reduction as part of the HIV response.
Eastern Europe/Central Asia advocacy group seeks Global Fund support to push national financing of HIV treatment
A regional network of people living with HIV (EUCO) on 1 May submitted an expression of interest in applying for Global Fund support for advocacy to encourage governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia to commit to paying for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and other treatment for HIV.
The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has launched the second stage of its online consultation on the development of its regional HIV project. The project will be submitted to the Global Fund for funding; EHRN is one of the three regional early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model.
The project will focus on harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).
The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network has released a policy brief on “The Global Fund’s New Funding Model: What It Might Mean for You and Your Country.” The brief is based on research in four countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA): Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
“Given that Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) continues to face the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemic and an alarming problem of drug-resistant TB, we recognize the importance of continuing support to those programs in your region.”
The Global Fund's importance to people who inject drugs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) cannot be overstated, according to Serge Votyagov of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, writing in “Lucy’s Blog” on the website of the Huffington Post.
New Code of Conduct for Recipients; Call for Nominations for Communities Delegation; New Report on Impact of Funding Shortfall
Global Fund releases new code of conduct for recipients
The Global Fund has introduced a new code of conduct for recipients. The purpose of the new code is to establish the principles and standards of conduct required of all recipients of Global Fund grant funds.
Twelve civil society organisations (CSOs), most of them from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have submitted a joint position paper on the development of a new funding model for the Global Fund.
Global Fund grants are, on average, three months behind schedule, according to an analysis conducted by Aidspan, the NGO that publishes GFO.