The respective national and international stakeholders shared lessons learned and best practices in the field, and provided strategic advice and inputs into the discussions. Subsequently, a vision on both HIV specific and other health, social and economic development questions has been developed. The Road Map presents a set of practical solutions specifically tailored to the conditions of Ukraine for the sake of increasing common responsibility, scaling up HIV prevention, treatment and care, and enhancing sustainability of the services and respective opportunities for both the state sector and the civil social until 2015 and beyond. The Road Map also specifies precise priority goals and objectives, priority target groups and actions.
It is expected that the Road Map will be reflected in the new NAP for 2014-2018, the development process of which commenced in December 2012, and also will be informing the ongoing state and externally supported HIV programs: all around country’s needs and priorities for achieving greater results, ensuring rights-based enablers and strengthening community systems. It was also proposed that the Road Map should inform broader healthcare and social services strategies and the ongoing public reforms for further effective synergy, services integration and due budgeting, positive spillovers and non-HIV specific outcomes.
The Road Map’s development and follow up processes are coming with the demonstrated understanding and commitment for country ownership, national political leadership and shared responsibility at the national level and throughout the country across national and external partners.
The consultation has been co-organized by the State Service for AIDS and Other Socially Dangerous Diseases, UNAIDS and The World Bank in cooperation with the civil society and other development partners, among them the GFATM, the US Office for the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), USAID and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Ukrainian participants included representatives of the governmental ministries and institutions, representatives of health and social sectors and AIDS programs from selected regions, civil society organizations, and academia.
The development and donor partners are represented by a variety of the organizations working in Ukraine and internationally, including UNAIDS Secretariat (Headquarters and Country Office in Ukraine), World Bank (its Global AIDS Program in Washington DC, USA and regional office for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova), other UNAIDS cosponsoring agencies (WHO, UNDP, UNODC, UNICEF, ILO), GFATM, OGAC, USAID, CDC, European Commission and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – German Society for International Cooperation).
The National Consultation on Building Sustainability and Strategic Investments into the National HIV Response in Ukraine Kyiv – 3-4 December, 2012. Summary Report
HIV epidemic in Ukraine: insights from data triangulation
Charles Vitek, MD, MPH
National HIV/AIDS Response: Efficiencies & Remaining Challenges
George Gotsadze, MD., Ph.D
The epidemiological context of the current situation of HIV: trends and threats
Nizova Natalyia Mykolaevna, Director of State institution «Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine»
Exploring sustainability and strategic investment solutions in Ukraine
Dr. Ani Shakarishvili, UNAIDS Country Coordinator in Ukraine
Challenges and proposed reforms in the UkrainianHealth Care System
Paolo Belli, Country Sector Coordinator, Human Development, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova
Continium of care: prevention, treatment, care and support programs
Volodymyr Kurpita, Executive Director of All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH
Investments for Impactand Sustainability
Ryuichi Komatsu, Senior Manager, Impact Evaluation and TERG
Accounting for Specifics of Regional Subepidemics of HIV as an Option to Increase the Efficiency of Resource Use
I.S. Myroniuk, Chief Physician of the Zakarpattia AIDS Center
Exploring synergies in governmental and community systems and financing opportunities
Caroline Ryan, Deputy Coordinator, Technical Leadership , PEPFAR
Modern Fundamentals for the Effective Strategy of Response to the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Epidemics in Ukraine
Olexander Tolstanov, Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine
Decision point: developing a more strategic and sustainable HIV response
Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, Director, Evidence, Innovation and Policy UNAIDS
Country Planning for Maximum Impact: immediate steps for proper strategy till 2018
Andriy Klepikov, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine
Sustainable Return for Investments in the HIV Response – Challenges and Approaches
Iris Semini, Senior HIV Specialist, Global HIV Program