Publisher: Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV, – these factors preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes, contributing to HIV/AIDS program planning, and otherwise cooperating with the Global Fund.
These are the conclusions of the report, “The Global Fund New Funding Model and Country Dialogue: Involvement of MSM and Transgender People in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.
The report underscores that the involvement of all affected stakeholders is a key component of the Global Fund New Funding Model. The report includes a number of recommendations for national governments and organizations representing MSM and transgender people to ensure that those have greater access to and involvement in the country dialogue processes and HIV/AIDS program planning.