The importance of regulating HIV and TB services was discussed at the second webinar for representatives from the EECA region
20 november 2020
During the webinar which took place on November 17, 2020 the participants considered the main reasons for the need to approve tariffs and standards at the state level, discussed the algorithm and participants in the process of formation and presented the experience of the countries of the region.
Normative regulation is an important tool in the process of financing NGOs from the state budget.
“It is necessary to understand what principles the state works by and speak the language of the state”, says Maxim Demchenko.
Expert Taras Gritsenko gave more practical recommendations on standards development. He told what standards are, what components they should consist of, explained the importance of the correct method of calculating tariffs. Taras showed that normative regulation is an imminent way to build sustainability of service provision.
The participants also considered the experience of other countries. Liliana Caraulan, representative of the Centrul PAS, and Oxana Rucsineanu, representative of the National Association of TB patients (SMIT), told about the fact that a standard package of services in the field of TB is being developed in Moldova. They presented the objectives and requirements of the package, as well as the methodology for calculating the cost of services and its benefits.
The webinar was organized by Institute of Analysis and Advocacy in the framework of the regional project “Sustainability of services for key populations in the EECA region”, implemented by a consortium of organizations from the EECA region under the leadership of ICF “Alliance for Public Health” in partnership with CO “100% Life”, “Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV” and the Eurasian Key Populations Health Network, funded by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (#SoS_project); and with the support of the TB Europe Coalition in the framework of TB-REP 2.0 project, which is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) and implemented by Centrul PAS as Principal Recipient.