TB and AIDS Management Programs Transition and Sustainability Plan Development Project

Introduction and Overview

The Global Fund is one the major donor organization for TB, AIDS and Malaria programs management worldwide. It has operated in Georgia since 2003. Many achievements have been met thanks to the Global Fund. These include malaria elimination (since 2011), as well as universal HIV and TB diagnosis and treatment.

However, beginning in July of 2016, the Global Fund halted the funding of those active programs in Georgia, and transitioned to the New Funding Model (NFM), which will last for up to a three-year period. After the transition, Georgia will be responsible for increasing the financing for those program components, which were covered by the GF funding. Taking this into account, it is crucial to have a detailed plan for the transition period and its sustainability, which will describe the whole transition process from the donor in detail.

The main goal of this project is the development of Transition and Sustainability Plan (TSP) for TB and AIDS management programs, and to achieve the commitments taken from the Global Fund established for the period of 2012-2017. The Curatio International Foundation assists multiple countries in the assessment of their transition ability from the Global Fund. CIF also assesses the transition and sustainability plan development process. CIF’s existing experience and background in this capacity, gives us an opportunity to conduct this project successfully in Georgia.

Organizations involved in the research

The Curatio International Foundation is the main implementer of the project. NCDC&PH represents the main stakeholder. The project also involves the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAAC), which discusses and comments on the project deliverables.

Expected Results and Their Application

We expect the following outputs:

  1. The creation of a TSP framework approved by the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and the Policy and Advocacy Council (PAAC);
  2. TSP document approved by CCM and PAAC;
  3. A transition and sustainability action plan approved by CCM and PAAC.

After achieving these results, Georgia will have a detailed action plan for the transition from Global Fund funding, and the sustainability of TB and AIDS programs management, without donor support. The plan will be evaluated at the end of 2017, and will be revised if necessary.