Money Can Buy Health If You Budget For It

Project Goal

People living with HIV (PLWH), men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who use drugs and their allies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) will influence the mobilization of resources for effective and sustainable responses to HIV.

Armen Aghajanov
Project manager


The Project is funded by Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF).

Terms of realization



During the first year within the framework of the project assessment of investments and services for people living with HIV, people who use drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people will be conducted. Evaluation of services will help to identify the priority for each of the target groups set of services to support where is necessary to carry out budget advocacy.

Valuation of investments will be made in order to calculate the costs of planning and funding needs that will help communities operate with facts and reliable data through budget negotiations.

The results will be used for future strategic advocacy, adequate and sustainable investments to respond to HIV, which meet the needs of people living with HIV, teenagers, people who use drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people.


It is expected that the project will empower PLWH and representatives of other communities to conduct state budget monitoring and advocacy around services along the continuum of HIV care.

The goal and the objectives of the project are in line with the principles developed during EECA’s recent Regional Consultation on Transition and Sustainability of HIV and TB Responses. In particular, one of 9 key «Transition and Sustainability Principles» was identified as «Key populations must be central to all transition efforts. They must serve as leaders of the process…».
By giving PLWH and ISP the tools as well as experience collaborating with each other, and advocating their governments, technical agencies and donors, will equip them with skills, credibility, knowledge and partnerships that will contribute to their future meaningful involvement in HIV resource mobilization and accountability.