Bridging the Gap

Health experts warn that projected reductions in funding for TB and HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia look set to leave the region with rising rates of HIV and drug-resistant TB. A report written by leading health organizations calls on the donor community to work collectively to address this challenge.

European Union institutions and international donors cannot turn a blind eye to the TB and HIV epidemics occurring in the greater European Region. Health NGOs call on the European Commission to scale up its contribution to the Global Fund to €450 million for 2014-2016. They also call for the Global Fund to urgently re-evaluate its eligibility criteria and to scale up resources for world’s region worst affected by drug-resistant rates of TB.