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Many countries around the region are still heavily dependent on external funding for their national HIV and TB responses. Total resource availability for HIV responses in Eastern Europe and Central Asia declined between 2012 and 2016 and meanwhile

The Global Fund’s new eligibility criteria focusing on incomes status and epidemiological burden makes most countries ineligible.

Ivan Zelenskiy, activist and leukemia patient, fights for better access he and other Ukrainian citizens need. UNDP has helped procure drugs more efficiently and transparently for the government, allowing more medicines to be available. Photo: Stanislav Vlasov / UNDP Ukraine


Given these developments, sustainable financing of national HIV and TB responses is a priority concern for many countries in this region. UNDP and its partners provide support to countries in the following areas:

  • Accessing affordable and quality HIV and TB medicines;
  • Investing their limited resources in the most impactful HIV and TB activities and programmes;
  • Helping governments transition national HIV and TB responses to more cost-efficient investment approaches, as seen in these reports from Croatia and Serbia; and
  • Supporting countries to recognize NGOs as critical partners in the delivery of HIV and TB services by establishing NGO social contracting as a critical part of sustainable financing of national responses.

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