A Memorandum to create an EECA Regional Communities Consortium has been signed on December 20, 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The goal of the Consortium is to unite the efforts of key populations networks of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) in developing a long-term multi-country program on increasing efficiency and sustainability of national HIV strategies in the region.
The Consortium members believe that strategic and sufficient national funding international cooperation and meaningful participation of key communities are laying the ground for effective national responses to the HIV epidemic in EECA. Main joint priorities for communities are ensuring of HIV prevention and treatment sustainability and quality combined with reduction of prices of HIV drugs.
The Consortium members plan to approach the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for financial support for a multi-country program.
The Regional Communities Consortium consists of following key communities’ networks:
– Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA),
– Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM),
– Eurasian Network of People Using Drugs (ENPUD),
– Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA),
– Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN).