Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations

Countries: 10 countries in EECA || Duration: 2018-2021 || Donor: the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Aidsfonds

Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in the EECA region (ESF) strives for a comprehensive response to emergencies threatening HIV service provision for key populations in the EECA region and supports activities ranging from advocacy and prevention to treatment and care in terms of HIV and co-infections.

The Emergency Support Fund aims to:

  • Decrease the annual number of new HIV infections in the EECA region;
  • Ensure access to treatment for all people living with HIV in the EECA region;
  • Offer better and more effective funding for the response to the HIV epidemics in EECA countries.

We prioritised activities that:

  • are not (easily) funded through other means;
  • that will also be used as a means for advocacy and/or publicity, addressing the causes of and striving to find more structural solutions for an emergency, and thus benefiting larger target groups;
  • that include a good sustainability plan.

Metal doors to protect clients

According to official data, the Sverdlovsk Region is among the leaders in the number of HIV-positive people in Russia. Today, more than 102,000 people ...

Successes and great contributions of the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations

On November 18, the final virtual meeting of the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in the EECA region (ESF) Advisory Board was held. During t ...

Recommendations for medical care for transgender people

Transgender people are not identified as a separate key population at the level of the Russian Ministry of Health in relation to HIV prevention and tr ...

Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in the EECA region is closing!

After 3 years of fruitful work Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in the EECA region (ESF) is closing. ...

With ESF we helped dozens of people

“We applied to the Emergency Support Fund* when we ran out of HIV and other viruses prevention materials that help to stop the spread of infections ...

We are looking for a researcher!

Aidsfonds and AFEW International are looking for a researcher to assess the impact of the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe ...

The final deadline to apply for small emergency support grants is July 20, 2021

2021 is the final year of ESF operations. Based on the amount of remaining funding, as well as the reporting timeline, the ESF Operational Committee h ...

EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUND’S SUCCESS IN HELPING WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV AND THEIR CHILDREN IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD REGION WILL BE SCALED-UP

The activities supported by the Emergency Support Fund in 2020 formed the basis of the "Commitment" project, which in February 2021 received support f ...

Emergency Support Fund raises the maximum amount per grant to € 8.000

Only applications with a strong sustainability plan can be awarded the maximum amount. ...

We are no longer at risk of having to close our doors!

In 2020, the Emergency Support Fund for key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supported 85 applications from 9 countries. One of them was ...