Conduct Evaluation of its Multi-country Project ‘Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in the EECA Region’ 236 views

conduct evaluation of its multi-country project ‘Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in the EECA region’ implemented in 14 EECA and SEE countries during 2019-2021. Evaluation should be conducted during August 1st – November 30 th 2021

Background

The Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is one of the three regions globally where the HIV epidemic is increasing. In 2019, the incidence/prevalence ratio was higher than in any other part of the world: 10.1. The number of people living with HIV in the region was 1.7 million; the number of new HIV infections was 170,000 and the number of AIDS-related deaths – 35,000. In 2019, according to the data for testing and treatment cascade, 70% of people living with HIV knew their status, 44% of people living with HIV were on treatment, and 41% of people living with HIV were virally suppressed. Eastern Europe and Central Asia have seen a staggering 72% rise in new HIV infections since 2010.

Domestic funding of HIV programs and health systems, both in nominal terms and as share of total investments, has been increasing. The Global Fund and various other partners are providing further support to specific areas of interventions at regional, sub-regional and country levels.

Stigma and discrimination, together with other social inequalities and exclusion, are proving to be key barriers. Marginalized populations who fear judgement, violence or arrest struggle to access sexual and reproductive health services, especially those related to contraception and HIV prevention. Stigma against people living with HIV is still commonplace.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the AIDS response and could disrupt it more. A six-month complete disruption in HIV treatment could cause more additional deaths, bringing the region back to 2008 AIDS mortality levels.

The main project activities include

  • developing strategies for optimizing the cost of ART regimens that will reduce the average cost of first-line ART;
  • development/updating of the functional mechanisms of public procurement of services for the prevention and care and support services from NGOs;
  • establishment and functioning of working groups/city/oblast coordination councils on HIV/AIDS to implement HIV programs aiming 90-90-90;
  • introducing new strategies for detecting HIV cases and starting antiretroviral therapy for key populations;
  • implementation of the municipal/oblast HIV/AIDS program to fill gaps in the current municipal response;
  • developing and conducting operational research to improve coverage of key groups and the treatment cascade;
  • launching a monitoring system for the cascade of HIV treatment at the city level;
  • provision of legal assistance in cases of violation of the rights of key groups;
  • establishment of a Regional Commission on Drug Policy in the EECA region.

Qualifications Requirements

Alliance for Public Health invites eligible Consulting firms (Consultants) to indicate their interest in conducting the evaluation. Interested Consulting firms (Consultants) should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience in successful implementation of similar engagements, relevant to the scope and size to the current project.

Consulting firms (Consultants) should enclose a resume for key-personnel anticipated to be assigned to the project and should include specific information on staff experience and roles.

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Міжнародний благодійний фонд «Альянс громадського здоров’я» (до листопада 2015 року відомий як Міжнародний благодійний фонд «Міжнародний Альянс з ВІЛ/СНІД в Україні») (далі – Альянс) є провідною недержавною професійною організацією, яка у співпраці з державними партнерами та громадськими організаціями здійснює істотний вплив на епідемію ВІЛ/СНІДу, туберкульозу, вірусних гепатитів та інші соціально небезпечні захворювання в Україні шляхом надання фінансової й технічної підтримки відповідних програм, якими охоплено понад 250 000 найбільш уразливих груп населення, що є найвищим показником у Європі.
У 2018 році Альянс отримав міжнародну акредитацію від Frontline AIDS (Великобританія). Альянс успішно пройшов професійну акредитацію за найвищим рівнем складності на відповідність 9 принципам у сферах «управління і стабільність», «менеджмент організації» і «програми у сфері ВІЛ» за 38 стандартами і на даний момент є єдиною організацією у Східній Європі і Центральній Азії, що успішно пройшла таку оцінку. Акредитація Альянсу діятиме протягом 4 наступних років до 2022 року.


The International Charitable Foundation “Alliance for Public Health” (formerly known as the International Charitable Foundation “International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine” until November 2015) (hereinafter – Alliance) is a leading non-governmental professional organization making a significant impact on the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and other socially dangerous diseases in Ukraine. In cooperation with state partners and civil society organizations, it provides financial and technical support to programs, covering over 250,000 representatives of most vulnerable populations:the highest such coverage indicator in Europe.
In 2018 Alliance received international accreditation from the Frontline AIDS (UK). Alliance has received the highest professional accreditation to confirm that it complies with nine principles in the areas “Governance and Sustainability”, “Organisational Management” and “HIV Programming” based on 38 standards. Currently it is the only organization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with such accreditation. The accreditation will be valid for four years until 2022.

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