In January 2013 RESPOND launched the first 5 grant projects, one project in each of the pilot regions. Duration of the projects is from February 2013 through March 2014.

The purpose of this round of grants is filling the gaps in the continuum of services for specific target group, strengthening existing services, increasing their quality, enhancing cooperation between public facilities and NGOs.

The grant recipients were selected in consultation with the Global Fund Round 10 Principal Recipients and based on the information collected and reviewed by RESPOND through the...Read more

The significant nature and scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine is such that no one player is able to address the crisis alone.  It requires an intensive and coordinated response from all the service providers in the country - governmental, non-governmental and multi-lateral organizations, agencies and bodies. 

On December 12-13, 2012 the National Visioning Event took place in Kyiv. RESPOND brought together key players in the sector to exchange information and build collaboration.  Furthermore, it was an opportunity to create a shared vision of an...Read more

On November 7-9, 2012, a national workshop entitled “Understanding the Ukrainian HIV/AIDS Response for Program Implementation” was held in Kyiv.  The training was facilitated by FHI360 technical experts, Susan Adamchak, Senior Scientist in Health Services Research, and Danielle Darrow De Mora, Project Director, HIV/AIDS Unit, Global Health Population and Nutrition as well as by the in-country FHI360 technical team.

The workshop content was focused on key elements of information for program implementation and was based upon the UNAIDS and other models regarding Know Your...Read more

On September 26, 2012 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally launched a 5-year project entitled RESPOND and aimed at improving HIV/AIDS Services among Most-at-Risk Populations in Ukraine. The project is implemented by Pact Inc. in partnership with Family Health International 360 (FHI 360).

“This five-year program builds upon achievements and lessons learned from previous HIV/AIDS interventions, both from a public health and human rights approach.  It complements existing and forthcoming HIV/AIDS...Read more