Report on the assessment of Kazakhstan’s readiness to ensure the sustainability of HIV services at public expense was discussed at the round table

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11 september 2020

A round table on the presentation of the analytical report “Assessment of the readiness of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ensure the sustainability of HIV services from the state budget” was held on September 3, 2020 in the online format.

The organizer of the round table was the Kazakh Scientific Center of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The participants were representatives of republican medical organizations, representatives of international organizations, regional centers for the prevention and control of AIDS, representatives of non-governmental organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main questions of the online event related to:

♦  assessing Kazakhstan’s readiness to ensure the sustainability of HIV services from the budget

♦  amendments to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 7, 2020 No. 360-VI ЗРК “On people’s health and the health care system”

♦  models of providing social order for NGOs on HIV prevention among CGB, care and support of PLHIV.

Maxim Demchenko presented the analytical report “Assessment of the readiness of the Republic of Kazakhstan to ensure the sustainability of HIV services at the expense of the state budget”. Briefly described the positive observations and problematic points identified during the analysis. I drew attention to the potential possibilities of using several models of contracting and dividing services into guaranteed (basic) and extended service packages. He also highlighted the key points in the issue of launching sustainable mechanisms, among which should be the development of tariffs and standards, standardization and unification of services for all regions.

“When choosing a mechanism, you must first of all pay attention to the principles of continuity, security and sustainability, and as a result – to the choice of a model that will provide them,” said Maxim Demchenko.

The development of a roadmap that will comprehensively help implement a model of sustainable financing of HIV and TB services for budgetary funds is at this stage one of the top-priority steps, which experts of the BAS are ready to join.

The article was published within the framework of the regional project “Sustainability of services for key groups in the EECA region”, implemented by a consortium of organizations from the EECA region under the leadership of the ICF “Alliance for Public Health” in partnership with the NGO “All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV”, ALE “Central Asian Association of People, living with HIV ”and the Eurasian Key Populations Health Network with financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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