Bridging The Gap: How the European Union Can Address the Funding Crisis for TB and HIV Programmes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Warwick, B., et al., TBEC, 2013

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Warwick Bruce, Kuehne Jessica, Corazza Andrea, Voitzwinkle Fanny. Bridging the gap, How the European Union can address the funding crisis for TB and HIV programmes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. (2013). GHA, RESULTS UK, ACTION, TBEC.

This report examines the funding gaps for TB and HIV programs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).  It follows up on an earlier report “Bridging the Gap: Why the European Union must address the Global Fund’s funding crisis to tackle the escalating HIV and TB epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”, which was first published in September 2012 and described the challenges many EECA countries faced in the aftermath of the decision by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to cancel Round 11. Since then, available funding for TB and HIV programs continues to be limited, with many donors, including the Global Fund, scaling back their support to middle-income countries. Domestic support for HIV prevention programs for vulnerable populations has also been lacking. The report presents three case studies – from Azerbaijan, Albania and Romania – that outline ongoing challenges in the fight against TB and HIV and make the case for a regional response to these epidemics by the Global Fund and the European Union institutions.

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