Emergency Funding for HIV and TB Services
In March 2022, the Global Fund approved US$15 million in emergency funding to support the continuity of HIV and TB prevention, testing and treatment services in Ukraine. In February 2023 an additional US$10.32 million of emergency funding was approved to continue this support. This is in addition to the US$135.7 million in grants and catalytic matching funds allocated to Ukraine to support the fight against HIV and TB in the country over the 2020-2022 period and US$54.5 million for the country's COVID-19 response – totaling nearly US$190 million. The Global Fund has also approved US$28 million to reprogram existing grants to respond and adapt to the programmatic needs in the country.
Our Principal Recipients – Public Health Center, Ministry of Health, 100% Life, and Alliance for Public Health – and over 100 community-based and community-led organizations have been delivering HIV and TB services to vulnerable people. We continue working closely with all our partners to carry out critical work required to strengthen health care and community systems and ensure patients have ongoing access to prevention, testing and treatment for HIV and TB. This includes funding for:
- Generators for regional laboratories where power supplies are limited or at risk;
- Retrofitting vans to deliver essential medicines and supplies;
- Community-led organizations to support affected and displaced members of their communities and link them to HIV and TB services;
- Work to help patients displaced in Ukraine and nearby countries get reconnected to the health care and medicine they need;
- Providing food and care packages for TB and HIV patients and beneficiaries of prevention/testing programs;
- Funding legal support for communities and displaced people;
- Locating appropriate accommodation for patients with infectious conditions like multidrug-resistant tuberculosis;
- Providing funding for additional mental health services, with a particular focus on support for women who have suffered sexual violence as a result of the war.