The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Nicole Judice
Primary Language: English
Ukraine has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world, and the number of HIV cases diagnosed in the country has doubled since 2001 (UNAIDS, 2010). Ukraine’s epidemic remains concentrated among most-at-risk populations (MARPs)—with over 80 percent of reported HIV cases occurring in these groups (PEPFAR, 2010). In this context, the Health Policy Project conducted an assessment to evaluate the degree to which an enabling policy framework for HIV exists in Ukraine, with an emphasis on HIV prevention among MARPs. The project carried out 72 key informant interviews regarding the policy environment and policy dissemination and implementation at the national and subnational levels. This report summarizes the assessment findings, which indicate a strong enabling environment but one that has gaps and barriers related to policy implementation and operational guidelines. Also see the Annex Addendum for more information.