In order to strengthen the partnership


November 18, 2022

On November 18, in Karaganda, representatives of state and non-governmental public organizations of the region discussed topical issues of ensuring the sustainability and continuity of receiving preventive services for key population groups and people living with HIV.

The organizer - KNCDIZ in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and OF "KAMEDA" held a meeting on strengthening the partnership of the public and non-governmental sectors.

The purpose of the meeting is to ensure effective work on the basis of partnerships for interaction with non-governmental organizations aimed at HIV prevention, coordination of NGO activities in obtaining state funding.

The participants noted that HIV prevention with the participation of non-governmental organizations proves the effectiveness of work, since NGOs have better access to key population groups due to the "peer–to-peer" work, and greater coverage of prevention programs. Representatives of civil society are actively involved in preventive measures and measures for the care and support of people living with HIV.

The development of civil society is included in the priorities of state policy, there are several mechanisms of financial support for the activities of NGOs, and the sphere of delegating certain social functions to NGOs through the state social order is actively developing. In order to increase the responsibility of local executive bodies, it was initiated to introduce into the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Health and the Healthcare System" the granting of powers to local executive bodies to provide funding from the local budget for the placement of the NHS, including for key population groups.

The allocation of grants by international donors is decreasing from year to year, and state support is especially important for carrying out preventive measures with the participation of NGOs through existing funding instruments – the NHS and grants from local budgets.

NGO representatives also noted that they have sufficient potential, support from local executive bodies is needed, therefore it is especially important to allocate funding for the NHS and state grants for NGOs working with key population groups.

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