HIV services and treatment in Ukraine threatened
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
The Global Network of People living with HIV has expressed its concern about the continuity of HIV treatment and services to at least 37,500 people living with HIV in Ukraine. GNP+ sent letters to the President, the Prime Minister and several other high level officials in the Ukraine.
According to information received, the Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has started with immediate effect a far reaching audit of legal, accounting and financial records at the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV. The audit in practice freezes all activities of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV and around 200 local partners. These activities are key in the implementation and continuity of the National HIV / AIDS programme of the Ukraine.
As a principal recipient of the Global Fund against AIDS, TB and Malaria, the work of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV is vital to the HIV response in the Ukraine. The Global Network of People living with HIV calls on the Prosecutors Office of Ukraine, and the Departments to Combat Organized Crime and Illegal Drug Trafficking, to follow appropriate national guidelines and ensure the continuity of HIV services and treatment for people living with HIV so they can lead healthy lives.
To read the letter click here.
Following the actions of GNP+ and other organisations the Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has taken measures to ensure that during the audit, implementation and continuity of the National HIV /AIDS programme of the Ukraine is not threatened.