Strengthening National Capacities to Address Emerging Challenges in fighting the Spread of Three Diseases (AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)

Project Goal

With the right infrastructure and expertise at a national level, the presence of AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis can be effectively controlled in Uzbekistan
UNDP in Uzbekistan: With the right infrastructure and expertise at a national level, the presence of AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis can be effectively controlled in Uzbekistan

 

 

The objective of the UNDP ‘Strengthening National Capacities to Address Emerging Challenges in fighting the Spread of Three Diseases (AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)’ project has been to support national partners, including the Multisectoral Expert Council (MEC) and its secretariat, to halt the spread of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by strengthening oversight and coordination capacities.

 

The project aims to develop systems for data collection for efficient decision making processes, to strengthen the multi-sectorial work of key government institutions for the better coordination of efforts to fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uzbekistan, as well as to pilot an HIV hotline by the end of 2013.

 

The UNDP project will also focus on raising awareness of the best approaches to fighting the disease, and to ensuring the greater involvement of non-state stakeholders (NGOs and People Living with HIV) in decision-making processes regarding public health issues. 

 

 

Expected Results

 

The strengthening of the capacities of public health institutions in data collection and analysis:

 

  • The analysis of data collection gaps and the development of recommendations for establishing quality data collection mechanisms, and for the better coordination, monitoring and reporting for beneficiaries and Regional MECs;
  • The selection of two to three MECs as role models that will share their best techniques and methodologies, and whose approach to work will be replicated in other regions;
  • The conducting of needs assessments to establish effective information sharing, the provision of timely reports to the MEC to promote decision-making processes, and the sharing of key MEC documents among relevant parties.

The awareness-raising of best approaches to fighting the three diseases among government officials:

 

  • The facilitation of the increased participation of non-state actors, including People Living with HIV, in the MEC, while encouraging the sharing of best international practices and tools;
  • The training of MEC and non-MEC government officials on gender and public health issues, and the development and sharing of a bulletin on gender and public health among government officials;
  • The establishment of a resource mobilisation strategy for the MEC, addressing recent challenges related to a shortage of financial resources needed for ARVT;
  • A series of presentations on the roles of the MEC and the Global Fund will be delivered, to increase knowledge and build partnerships between local NGOs, line ministries and other government bodies;
  • The facilitation of the effective oversight of the Global Fund’s grants, through the use of UNDP’s best practices for monitoring and evaluating MEC members, and of knowledge sharing between MEC members and external partners.

The greater involvement of non-state stakeholders (NGOs and PLHIV) in decision-making processes regarding public health issues:

 

  • The arrangement of regular MEC meetings will be actively supported, while information flows and reporting schemes required by the MEC to be effective will be identified;
  • A HIV hotline will be piloted in Tashkent, while recommendations for its scale up will be presented at a MEC meeting at the end of 2013;
  • The project will identify gaps in the operational environment of NGOs, that will hamper the execution of the HIV component, and will provide the MEC with recommendations and solutions to address these gaps;
  • The main programming principles of results-based management, human rights-based approaches, gender equality, environmental sustainability and capacity building will all be promoted with MEC activities.

 



Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
5th of December 2012
Estimated End Date:
31st of December 2013
Geographic Coverage:
Nationwide
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
MDG:
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
Partners:
The Multi-sectorial Expert Council and its Secretariat, The Ministry of Health, the Republican Centre to fight AIDS, local civil society organisations, UNAIDS, WHO and others
Budget:
USD 328,001
Contacts
Flora Salikhova
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