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Roundtable on ART accessibility is being carried out in Bishkek

November 13, 2017

The round table with government officials, leading country and international experts in the area of HIV/IDS response on expand the availability of medicines and ensuring transparency of medical institutions is being held in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) today.

The event is organized by ECUO PLWH and the “Partner Network” Association.

Over 60 experts convened in the capital of Kyrgyzstan to participate in an open dialogue on the life-saving medicines procurement quality, as well as on the transparency and effectiveness of procedures related to them. The key discussions concern the progress made in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kyrgyzstan. In particular, the results of the essential medicines procurement quality monitoring, transparency and effectiveness of procedures related to procurement, the experience of other EECA countries in the area of ​​ essential medicines procurement were the focus of the discussion. There will also be consultations on optimizing the procurement process while reducing the cost of medicines, increasing transparency and ensuring high quality of procurement.

It’s worth mentioning that this is the second round table of the four planned within the framework of the Regional Program “Partnership for the Equal Access to the Continuum of HIV Care for All Who Need It in the EECA Region”, implemented in Kyrgyzstan by the East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO PLWH) in partnership with the Consortium of Organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the Global Fund.

The first round table was held in Moldova on November 10. Until the end of the month, similar meetings will be held in Kazakhstan and Lithuania.

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