Multicountry project “Sustainability of services for key populations in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region” (aka #SoS_project)

Brief summary:

Since January 2019, a multicountry project aimed at ensuring sustainability of services for key populations and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has been started in the EECA region. The project is implemented by a regional consortium: Alliance for Public Health, All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV 100% Life, Central Asian Union of PLHIV, TBpeople and the Eurasian Key Populations Health Network.

Aim / Objectives:

  1. Improving financial sustainability and effectiveness of HIV programs;
  2. Reducing existing legal barriers and respecting the most important human rights for access to HIV prevention services and care;
  3. Improving the efficiency and accessibility of HIV services delivery models (testing and continuum of care) for key populations.

As the sub-subrecipient, EHRA is participating in the implementation of the 1st and 2nd objectives of the project, carrying out activities in the following areas:

  • Development of an online methodology for monitoring and analysis of the implementation of transition plans, conduction of regular monitoring and analysis of the transition plans implementation in those project countries where transition plans are being developed.
  • Collection and analysis of data on human rights violations and the quality of services for drug users, the development of a system of follow-up reaction, including the submission of cases to international human rights instruments.
  • Conduction of a seminar for activists and professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia to collect data on human rights violations and reaction mechanisms.

Countries covered by project:  Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Project timeline: January 2019 – December 2021

Overall budget: 205,987 USD

Project donor:  The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria