HIV/AIDS, Global Health Initiatives, Ukraine
Ukraine has one of the highest and most rapidly growing rates of HIV/AIDS in Europe with estimated numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) reaching 400,000 in 2008. Since 2003 several Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) have committed to providing over US$ 300 million towards the control of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. These funding mechanisms have had a significant impact on the availability of services for PLWHA and populations at risk of being infected. GHIs have also had an impact on the health system including on human resources, governance and management capacity, and on nongovernmental providers of HIV/AIDS services. This policy brief highlights the effects of the largest external funder of HIV/AIDS programmes in Ukraine, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of future funding and increase accessibility of HIV/AIDS services. It is based on research conducted in 2006-2008 in three regions: Kyiv, Odessa and L’viv.
International Public Health
Global HIV / AIDS Initiatives Network. Effects of the Global Fund HIV / AIDS Programmes in Ukraine. Policy Brief, January 2010.