National Council on TB and HIV/AIDS selects Principal Recipient for the Phase II of the Global Fund Grant for Tuberculosis Component
Ukraine has defined the main recipient who will serve the realization of Stop TB in Ukraine Program within Phase II of the Global Fund grant, 9-th round, for Tuberculosis component. On November 2, 2012 at the National Council regular meeting, chaired by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Health of Ukraine Raisa Bohatyriova, State Agency "Ukrainian Centre for Socially Hazardous Diseases Control of MoH of Ukraine" was selected to act as the Principal Recipient.
State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, PATH and Ukrainian Red Cross Society will assume the role of grant sub-recipients within the Global Fund’s programs and activities.
Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Oleksandr Tolstanov says, “Today Ukraine has taken important steps to enhance the leadership potential of the government in combating tuberculosis, and a state agency being selected as the principal recipient serves as its absolute proof. The country has outlined a number of priorities in overcoming TB epidemic challenges. They include: coordination of the national TB strategy with the UN Millennium Development Goals, health care system reform and optimization, development of a single national coordinating mechanism, as well as continuous strengthening of partnership with non-governmental organizations in response to the tuberculosis epidemic".
Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation for Development of Ukraine shifts from the recipient status to donor status and will partner the Global Fund to fight TB epidemic in Ukraine. It will provide technical support and foster capacity of the new recipient - Ukrainian Centre for Social Hazardous Diseases Control. Upon completion of Phase I of the Global Fund grant, 9-th round, the Foundation for Development of Ukraine will launch its own Program to complement the existing Global Fund program. Only through joint efforts of the government, NGOs and public organizations the maximum benefit to the country and improved efficiency in fighting TB with smart use of the nation’s available resources, will be achieved.
National Council meeting presentations can be downloaded below.
Nataliya Nizova (report)
Mariya Makovetska (report)
Andriy Klepikov (report)
Volodymy Kurpita (report)