Since 2000, international support to reform the country’s healthcare sector has been ongoing, with USAID a key funder of programmes supporting the prevention of infectious diseases.
In July 2017 EQUIP Right to Care launched a Hepatitis C (HIV Co-Infection) demonstration project. Phase 1 of the programme was successfully conducted with internal capacity and resource assessments completed on six selected treatment facilities and community based testing sites located in Kyiv and Poltava. These assessments were conducted in collaboration with local implementing partners; Alliance for Public Health and the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, to ensure all selected sites will be ready to commence on schedule with Phase 2 of EQUIP’s Hepatitis C demonstration project.
Bridging Europe and Eurasia, Ukraine’s geography makes it central to regional stability and security. Today’s Ukraine struggles to unify with its western neighbors by pursuing pro-European reforms while staving off Russian-backed separatists fighting within its eastern borders.
Ukraine has the highest burden of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and one of the highest rates of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the world.