By Association Harm Reduction Network (Kyrgyzstan), Central Asian Union of PLHIV, Charitable Organization Positive Women (Ukraine). Drug Policy Network South East Europe (DPNSEE), Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM), Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), Eurasian Movement for the Right to Health in Prisons, Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD), Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA), Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+), Health Advocacy Coalition (HAC), International Budget Advocacy Hub (IBAH), International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), Network 100% Life, Positiva Initiativa, Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health, Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN), TB Europe Coalition (TBEC), Teenergizer
This Brief builds upon the regional community consultation, ‘During and after the war: rethinking the role of community networks of PLHIV and key groups and other civil society organisations’, which took place between 28 June and 1 July 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the support of UNAIDS and the International Renaissance Foundation.
As a follow-up, an initiative group, composed of civil society participants of the consultation, drafted this Brief in August 2022 and further discussed and finalised it during an online meeting with the representatives of the main regional key populations and other HIV networks from the Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) region.
The Brief extracts key messages from the Community Consultation on how the main HIV and TB donor in the region - the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria - should adapt to the new circumstances caused by the full-scale war started by Russia against Ukraine since early 2022. The Brief includes recommendations for the new funding cycle 2023-2025 addressed to the Global Fund’s Board, Secretariat and the Technical Review Panel as well as members of its partnership - CCMs, technical partners and regional community networks.