September, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko
met with a delegation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria. The parties focused on the results of the current implementation of
the Global Fund’s grant in Ukraine and the provision of a new grant for 2018 -
2020 as well as the conditions of co-financing by the Government.
the event were Dumitru Laticevschi, Regional Manager of Eastern
Europe and Central Asia Team, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, George Sakvarelidze,
Senior Portfolio Manager of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Team of the
beginning of the meeting the Vice Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the Global Fund for the
financial support and technical assitance that
facilitated achievement of certain level of stabilization of the situation with
HIV-AIDS duirng several years.
Pavlo Rosenko reminded that under his supervision the work of the
National Council on Counteracting TB and HIV/AIDS in Ukraine has
been resumed and it has been effective
for a year and at the same time coordinates the implementation of the Global
The Vice Prime
Minister noted in order to ensure further progress in this area, Ukraine had prepared
and in May of 2017 submitted to the Global Fund a new request for financing of
the project "Accelerating Ukraine's progress in providing a sustainable
response in the healthcare sector in countering tuberculosis and HIV -infection"
for 2018-2020, and it is expected in October this year the Global Fund will
give a positive decision. "We have a rather constructive communication and
information exchange with the Global Fund. All comments and suggestions of the
Global Fund are taken into consideration, and I hope that this request will be
approved by the Global Fund in October," said Pavlo Rozenko.
Moreover, he informed
that Ukraine is currently preparing an additional request to the Global Fund to
receive additional funding in the framework of catalytic investments for a
total of $ 15.2 million. "We are planning that on October 5, 2017, at a
meeting of the National Council, the request will be approved and submitted to
the Global Fund," added the Vice Prime Minister.