Approval of Russian Federation Continuity of Services (RUS-405-G03-H)
The Board acknowledges that while the Russian Federation does not meet all the eligibility criteria for Global Fund support for upper middle income countries:
there is a need for continuing ARV treatment for 12,258 patients currently on treatment for the three month period (September – November 2010) who are being transitioned into the National Program; and
the Russian Federation also requires additional time to finalize the transition of ARV treatment of 4669 migrants and prisoners into the National Treatment Program.
The Board therefore approves an incremental amount of US$ 16,623,895 with the understanding that by not later than 31 March 2011, the CCM will submit to the Global Fund a transition plan for migrants and prisoners describing how the patients on treatment will be funded from Government and other sources after the end of one year period approved for Continuity of Services (1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011).