Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Sustainability and Transition Coordination Summit 20-21 October, 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

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In recent years there has been a significant decrease in funding from international and bilateral donors, including The Global Fund (TGF) to support HIV and TB response in middle income countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). This raises concerns about sustainability of national HIV and TB responses, in particular programs targeting key affected populations and delivered by CSO’s. To coordinate efforts of the donors in Region Eurasia Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) with financial support from The Global Fund organized the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Sustainability and Transition Coordination Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Purpose of the Summit was to coordinate donor (THG, PEPFAR, Open Society Foundations, Robert Carr Networks Fund) and technical partners (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA) attempts to assist countries (especially Civil Society representatives) in transition period planning.

Curatio International Foundation was invited to present Transition Preparedness Assessment Framework and Tool (TPA) that was already piloted in four EECA countries (Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia and Ukraine) and is under the implementation in Armenia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.  Presentation was made by Dr. Ketevan Chkhatarashvili MD, MPH, who leads Transition and Sustainability Portfolio at CIF.

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