HIV Programme Review in Belarus (2015)
This evaluation builds on a desk review and a country mission which took place on 18-21 November 2014. The preparation phase included a desk review and analysis of available documents (WHO guidelines, national policy/strategy/plans, clinical guidelines, publications, reports, etc.), as well as a review of the draft National Strategic Plan on HIV (NSP) and Concept Note (CN) to the Global Fund.
The progress made during the implementation of the NSP 2011-2015 is acknowledged, in particular the increase in the number of people on ARV treatment and subsequent decrease in mortality, as well as the readiness of the government to take over funding of the HIV programme in the future. Overall the evaluation team agrees on the key priority modules as defined in the CN, which takes into account many of the recommendations presented in the evaluation from 2013.