The International Charitable Foundation “Alliance for Public Health” (APH)
The International Charitable Foundation “Alliance for Public Health” (formerly known as the International Charitable Foundation “International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine” until November 2015) (hereinafter – Alliance) is a leading non-governmental professional organization making a significant impact on the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and other socially dangerous diseases in Ukraine. In cooperation with state partners and civil society organizations, it provides financial and technical support to programs, covering over 250,000 representatives of most vulnerable populations:the highest such coverage indicator in Europe.
In 2018 Alliance received international accreditation from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (UK). Alliance has received the highest professional accreditation to confirm that it complies with nine principles in the areas “Governance and Sustainability”, “Organisational Management” and “HIV Programming” based on 38 standards. Currently it is the only organization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with such accreditation. The accreditation will be valid for four years until 2022.
The Alliance for Public Health (Alliance) started operating at the end of 2000 as an international technical assistance project within the Transatlantic HIV Prevention Initiative supported by the US Agency for International Development and the European Union (2000 – 2004).
As an independent legal entity registered in Ukraine since 2003 and upon establishing its own governing bodies in January 2009, the Alliance shares the values, and remains a member of, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance global partnership – an international charitable foundation uniting 33 organizations from different countries with its secretariat in Hove (UK).
Since its establishment, the Alliance has demonstrated sustainable organizational development. It makes a daily, uninterrupted contribution to combating the epidemic. Over the last decade our contribution has been the most significant in Ukraine, which makes the Alliance a leader in supporting the state in the fight against AIDS. The program implemented by Alliance and its partners is described by WHO as one of the best practice examples to HIV prevention in Europe.
The Alliance has deployed antiretroviral therapy programs and implemented substitution maintenance therapy, pharmacy-based HIV prevention, and prevention among street children. The Alliance regularly conducts research and facilitates innovative approaches and best practices in Ukraine and worldwide.
The Alliance is the official co-implementer of the National Targeted Social Program to Fight HIV/AIDS in 2014 – 2018 approved by the Supreme Council of Ukraine on 20 October 2014.