RESPOND Catalogue of Publications

Publications listed in this catalogue have been developed by the five-year (2012 – 2017) USAID RESPOND Project funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented in Ukraine by Pact, Inc. in collaboration with FHI360. The project supported the development of sustainable country-led programs aimed at reduction of HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners. The publications are freely available at the USAID RESPOND Project website ( They can also be accessed via QR codes or at the URL addresses provided in each publication summary of this Catalogue

A CROSS SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL PATTERNS IN 2015," Poster presentation at AIDS 2016 International Conference in Durban. ... Read more

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MPOWERMENT BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION," Poster presentation at AIDS 2016 International Conference in Durban. ... Read more

BEHAVIOUR AMONG MEN RELEASED FROM PRISON: A RANDOMIZED STUDY IN UKRAINE," RESPOND's Poster presentation at AIDS 2016 International Conference in Durban. ... Read more

Evaluating your program on an ongoing basis builds sustainability capacity in two key ways.

First, evaluation helps keep your program on track with its goals and outcomes. If evaluation data shows that an activity or strategy isn’t working, you can correct your program’s course to become ... Read more

The HOW TO guides are comprehensive, covering philosophies such as the psychology of change, developing changes, sustainability, and spread and also the use of specific tools like process maps, PDSA cycles, and run charts. Using these HOW TO guides as part of training programs or ... Read more

The objective of the research was to evaluate the outputs and outcomes of the “Don’t Give AIDS a Chance!” campaign: induced changes, measuring HIV and AIDS-related knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes in Ukraine. ... Read more

The following rules are not intended to describe in detail a model system of penal institutions. They seek only, on the basis of the general consensus of contemporary thought and the essential elements of the most adequate systems of today, to set out what is generally accepted as ... Read more

Mpowerment is an HIV prevention program for young MSM (18-29 years) which seeks to develop safe sexual practices and HIV testing as social norms within the community. The approach used in the intervention is unique because HIV prevention and testing are smoothly built into a broader ... Read more

'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do ... Read more

Project Start is a personalized structured risk reduction program which begins up to 60 days before clients release and continues with clients for 3 months in the community after release. In addition to information on HIV, sexually transmitted infections and hepatitis, ... Read more

A brief overview of RESPOND area of focus, its objectives, intermediate results, and examples of how these results are being reached. To view the booklet, please open the PDF file attached below.Read more

The Pact Organizational Performance Index (OPI) supports measurement of change in organizational performance, and clarifies the link between capacity development inputs and community level impact. It is a revolutionary yet user-friendly approach that looks beyond the development of ... Read more

Street Smart is an HIV/AIDS and STI prevention effective behavioral intervention (EBI) for youth and adolescents who practice risky sexual behavior or drug use. This skills building program aims to develop control over behavior, building responsible and safe behavior of youth through ... Read more

The publication prepared by RESPOND presents the analysis of legal and regulatory aspects of medical and non-medical services to key populations and PLHIV and provides conclusions and recommendations for closing the gaps in the continuum of care and improving the quality of services.

The ... Read more

RESPOND in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Disease Control developed and published a guide on the Use of Strategic Information in the Area of HIV/AIDS. The guide was developed to equip health care professionals and NGO workers, particularly monitoring & evaluation specialists with ... Read more

Stigma and discrimination from healthcare workers prevents people living with HIV and representatives of key populations from seeking help in healthcare facilities, and facilitates development of the epidemic. Many governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ukraine work to overcome ... Read more

The goal of this review was to analyze existing HIV counseling and testing training resources for healthcare providers in order to develop a revised training program in line with modern requirement and national protocols. The subject matter of the review deals with HIV counseling ... Read more

The Science of Quality Improvement

Quality improvement projects are necessary to address complex and recurring performance issues that have multiple causes and require the involvement of many stakeholders to find out what parts of the system of care needs to be ... Read more

Understanding the presence of services in different regions

To inform its activities, the USAID RESPOND project has been conducting HIV service mapping as part of the project’s formative research, which also includes key informant meetings, a secondary ... Read more

One of the mail objectives of the USAID RESPOND is adaptation and implementation of effective behavioral interventions in the area of HIV/AIDS that are being successfully implemented internationally and are most relevant to Ukraine.

An ... Read more

RESPOND undertook a secondary data review of the HIV epidemic among key populations in Ukraine in order to form a detailed analysis of the situation, identify gaps and review program interventions.

This report summarizes findings of national assessments, bio-behavioral surveillance, and ... Read more