Monitoring visit of the National Council to Control TB and HIV/AIDS in Vinnitsia Oblast, Ukraine, on 30-31 August 2016

During the monitoring visit, issues were considered regarding the state of financing, coordination and implementation of actions aimed at fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS and TB in the region.

Problems were discussed related to realisation of the transition to the outpatient TB treatment model and integration of TB/HIV/hepatitis services at the regional level.

The level of social protection of people with HIV, AIDS and TB was reviewed; problems were discussed regarding access to social, preventive and medical services in the region, including for risk groups representatives, participation of vulnerable population groups representatives in the work of the Coordination Council on TB and HIV/AIDS Control with the Oblast State Administration.

Victor Pilipenko during the working meetings that were part of the visit presented "Booklet for TB sufferors" developed by the Public Movement – Ukrainians Against Tuberculosis Foundation as part of the TB-REP project financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the PAS Center as the Main Recipient.