Towards domestic financing of national HIV responses lessons learnt from Serbia
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Duric, P., Simic, D. & Hamelmann, C. (2016) Towards domestic financing of national HIV responses lessons learnt from Serbia, , , no. 43, ,
This report highlights the efforts of Serbia to continue funding and implementation of the national HIV response which had been significantly supported by the GF from 2003 to 2014 and resulted in an intensified communication and consultation between governmental and NGO sector. Serbia has a long tradition in national HIV programming. There is clear evidence that the most effective programmes are those in which civil society's role, engagement in providing prevention, care and support services for key populations and PLHIV and established partnership with other relevant stakeholders are strongest and equitable. Moreover, interventions should be supported by enabling legal and policy frameworks. This includes measures to increase availability and access to different services and to minimize law enforcement and other structural barriers. Constant advocacy work with relevant stakeholders and standardization of services is also recognized as very important.