To scale up NGO services in priority regions, RESPOND awarded nine sub-grants for implementation of the intervention titled Strengthening the HIV Service Continuum at ART Sites. This intervention is based on the piloted and refined models developed earlier by RESPOND in partnership with the PLHIV Network including: Patient School (adherence support for PLHIV on ART); Steps towards Health (linking PLHIV/PWID lost to follow-up to care), and Partner Health (HTS for sexual partners of PLHIV and PWID). 

Under these sub-grants, the NGOs will work with thirty-eight QI local sites through the end of September 2017, to improve local cascades of HIV services by identifying new PLHIV among sexual partners of current clients and linking them to care thus reducing the testing and linkage gaps; returning PLHIV lost to follow up thus addressing the linkage gap; and supporting PLHIV on ART thus impacting the treatment gap.

Implementing partners and geographic coverage of the Strengthening the HIV Service Continuum intervention 

Region

Implementing partner 

Localities 

Dnipropetrovsk region

Dnipropetrovsk Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

Novomoskovsk, Kamenske, Verhnyodniprovsk, Krynychky

Dnipropetrovsk region

Kryvy Rih Branch of PLHIV Network 

Pyatikhatki, Shyroke, Kryvy Rih hospital # 8, Kryvy Rih hospital #17 

Kherson region

Association "21 Century" 

Korabelniy District. of Kherson city, Tsjurupinsk, Henichesk 

Zaporizhzhia region

ZP Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

ZP AIDS center, Tokmak, Polohy, Berdyansk, Vasylivka 

Zaporizhzhia region

CF "Vse Mozhlyvo" 

Melitopol AIDS center, Kamianka-Dniprovska 

Mykolaiv region

Mykolayiv Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

Bashtanka, Ochаkiv, Yuzhnoukrainsk 

Odessa region

NGO "Alternatyva"

Podilsk, Balta, Chornomorsk, Rozdilna 

Kyiv City  

Kyiv Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

Kyiv AIDS center, Podilskiy and Obolonskiy districts  

Kyiv region 

Kyiv Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

Bila Tserkva city, Bila Tserkva rayon, Obuhiv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy, Borodyanka, Ivankiv 

Kirovograd region

Kirovograd Regional Branch of PLHIV Network 

Mala Vyska, Oleksandria, Dolynska, Novoukrainka