On October 2 – 3, the coordination meeting of the multi-country #sos_project, managed implemented by the consortium led by the Alliance for Public Health was held in Skopje, North Macedonia. The project team met with colleagues from the Balkan region to discuss budget advocacy issues, further interaction and strengthening of cooperation between EECA and the Balkans.
The priority areas of the cooperation are:
- Implementation of WHO protocols with the inclusion of assisted and self-tested HIV testing.
- ART price optimization.
- Development of regulatory changes to improve the quality of HIV services.
- Popularization of PrEP in the region of Southeast Europe.
DPNSEE President Vlatko Dekov and Board member Denis Dedajić presented our work on budget advocacy and monitoring in countries of South East Europe, supported by the European Harm Reduction Association and Open Society Foundations.