Ministerial policy dialogue on HIV and related comorbidities in eastern Europe and central Asia (EECA) - Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23 July 2018




The WHO European Region is strengthening its commitment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.3.

The ministerial policy dialogue on HIV and related comorbidities in eastern Europe and central Asia (EECA), organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in cooperation with the Government of the Netherlands, gathered ministers and deputy ministers of health and their senior health policy-makers from 14 countries from EECA to revamp political commitment to HIV and scale-up the HIV response. Participants exchanged their experiences on sustainable, innovative and evidence-based HIV responses.

The meeting took place back-to-back with the 22nd International AIDS Conference (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23–27 July 2018). Selected key partners, such as the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, civil society representatives and people living with HIV, took part in the dialogue. At the high-level meeting, the Regional Office launched the Compendium of good practices in the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region for use as a tool for adapting or replicating good practices established across the Region and elsewhere.

This report summarizes key meeting outcomes and the way forward for WHO and its Member States throughout the Region to implement the HIV action plan and develop country roadmaps to reach 2020 targets.