The Impact of the Global Fund’s Withdrawal on Harm Reduction Programs: a Case Study from Bulgaria |

Publisher: Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)

Global Fund HIV projects have been implemented in Bulgaria since 2003. At the moment Bulgaria is technically eligible for funding under the Global Fund’s NGO rule, which allows for non-governmental organizations in countries with political barriers to service provision to apply for Global Fund funding without CCM approval. However Bulgaria was not allocated any HIV funding for the period 2014 – 2017 under the Global Fund new funding Model (NFM) as the Global Fund decided there was insufficient evidence of political barriers to implementing HIV prevention activities in-country.