On 19-21October 2014, a regional dialogue was organized in Tbilisi, Georgia. It focused on the regional proposal regarding access to treatment for vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which is being prepared by ECUO and EHRN for submission to the Global Fund (GF). Information is already available on our website regarding an initial proposal that was submitted to the GF and supported by it at the stage of an expression of interest.
The meeting of key populations, vulnerable groups, people living with HIV, governmental specialists and international agencies was very fruitful. Not only was the common goal of the future regional project agreed upon, but there was also a detailed discussion of its objectives as well as a common way of interaction between the partners.
The main issues discussed, both at the plenary session and within the working groups, were the fundamental challenges that are relevant not only to the project, but also to ensuring the viability and effectiveness of the response to the epidemic in our region.
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