The Global Fund has supported the expansion of the regional project to 14 countries!

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria supported the request for additional funding of a new regional project worth $2.5 million.

This request includes critical components of strengthening the role of the community networks in overcoming legal and other barriers in provision of the services to key populations within the national financing, strengthening monitoring of violations of the rights of key groups.

Thanks to this Global Fund decision, the project “Sustainability of services for key populations in EECA region” includes now 5 more countries in the South-Eastern Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. It will allow addressing the existing problems in the transition from donor to national financing. It is  known, that the programs for key populations are the most vulnerable in the process of the transition. The project will be changing this situation for better.

It does not matter at what stage each partner joined the project. Thanks to joint efforts of all partners, including the regional key populations’ networks, SEE Regional Coordination Mechanism, powerful and very relevant program for our region has been managed. The Global Fund will finance this project ‘Sustainability of services for key populations in EECA region’ in the maximum possible amount – USD 13 million. The project will work in 14 countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – in the maximum number of countries!

There was not such an ambitious and large-scale project in the CEECA region before. The next three years will require a lot of efforts from all of organizations.