Strengthening Health Systems to Improve HIV/AIDS Programs in the Europe and Eurasia Region Using Global Fund Resources




Drew R, Purvis G


United States Agency for International Development




Countries in the Europe and Eurasia region are facing a significant and expanding HIV/AIDS epidemic that is largely concentrated among particularly vulnerable populations. A window of opportunity exists to respond effectively to the epidemic and to halt its spread, both within and beyond vulnerable populations. However, available evidence indicates that this opportunity is being missed. One explanation for this is that significant barriers exist within the region’s health systems that prevent rapid scale–up of effective HIV/AIDS programs.

This study seeks to examine these barriers and ways they can be overcome. The study was commissioned by the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The report focuses on practical steps that can be taken to produce tangible gains for HIV/AIDS programming in the region. [from author]


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