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It will take political commitment and investment to stop HIV in our region

What does the landscape of HIV looks like in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of the regions where new infections are increasing?  


Doctors join forces to ease pain on both sides of the Nistru river

“Losing someone you love is traumatic. But when someone you love dies in pain, something dies in you.” Until recently, Moldova’s breakaway region had no access to palliative care.  


No one carries water in this Uzbek village...anymore

Suffering from an outdated water system in disrepair, a village in Uzbekistan found a sustainable solution to accessing safe drinking water.  


How one man’s struggle led to a health care success in Ukraine

From one man's struggle to manage his leukemia treatment to sweeping changes in medical procurement - the landscape of health care access in Ukraine has dramatically shifted.  


HIV and health


Tuberculosis recovery requires more than just medicine

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left to face the condition on their own because people are afraid of contamination. Many lose their jobs and…  


Time to say goodbye to the drug crisis in Moldova

I have seen many heathy people become a candle in the wind at the blink of an eye. Such is the story of many people living with HIV in Moldova – any opportunistic infection can be fatal to them.…  


What does inequality look like?

Photographer Jodi Hilton traveled to 5 countries in Europe & Central Asia to document inequalities for UNDP’s Regional Human Development Report. Here is what she saw through her lens.  


Life-saving medicines to reach 3,800 people living with HIV/AIDS

UNDP delivered its first batch of medicines under a new project designed to make sure the most vulnerable people get their treatments on time.  


Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy

Despite some progress in the lives of LGBTI persons in the Western Balkans, challenges remain.  

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