Who we are
The five-year USAID RESPOND Project supports sustainable, country-led programs in Ukraine aimed at reduction of HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners. Funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) the project is being implemented by international NGO Pact in partnership with FHI 360, the Ukrainian Center for Disease Control, the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine (ICF). Regional and local partners include Ukrainian NGOs, healthcare facilities, and social services providers. The objectives of the RESPOND project are twofold:
- Increase the quality of HIV/AIDS services targeting key populations and their partners.
- Strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian institutions and organizations to deliver quality HIV/AIDS programs.
Starting in October 2015 project activities have been mainly focused on the regions of the country with the highest HIV burden: Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Kyiv regions and the city of Kyiv.
RESPOND is working in partnership with Ukrainian service providers, program planners and decision makers to develop and document a continuum model of client-centered HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
Efforts are aimed at providing quality care to all those in need of services and ensuring that no one is left behind. To achieve this, the Project has been supporting activities to provide the following intermediate results:
- Strengthened demand and use of strategic information for decision making.
- Use of quality improvement (QI) methodology to address gaps in the HIV care and treatment cascade.
- Strengthened organizational and technical capacities of HIV/AIDS service providers and improved networked response to the epidemic.
Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Period: June 2012 – June 2017
Area of Focus: Reduction of HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners
National Partners: Ukrainian Center for Disease Control, All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine (ICF) Geographic Focus: Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Zaporizhzhya regions and the city of Kyiv.