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Curatio International Foundation established a repository of policy-relevant research evidence to improve the access of policymakers to relevant, reliable, accessible and timely information. To respond to policymakers’ needs, evidence summaries on the following topics were developed: Results Based Financing, Cost Containment Strategies and Maternal Health Costs. The project was funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. Access the library
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Building an Alliance to Strengthen Health Systems (UHC 2030)

Almost 100 experts gathered in Geneva at the end of June to support the transformation process from IHP+ to UHC 2030.
As the plenary speaker, CIF director Dr. George Gotsadze contributed to the discussion and shared experience on health systems development progress and challenges in Georgia. He also stressed several critical points on how UHC2030 could help on the global level and specifically for the Eastern European and Central Asian region. Read more

Global Conference AIDS 2016

CIF researchers Ivdity Chikovani and Lela Sulaberidze participated in the AIDS 2016 conference, held in Durban, South Africa. Ivdity Chikovani represented the work on transition from the donor support framework to assess country preparedness from external support. The findings of the assessment in four EECA countries were presented. Read more

LATEST RESEARCH


Evaluating UNICEF’s contribution in Central and Eastern European (5 countries)


Curatio International Foundation conducted an evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to the reduction of under-five mortality in five countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia and Uzbekistan. The study found a reduction of infant and under-five mortality and morbidity rates over the evaluation period, although equity gaps exist in different geographical, gender and socio-economic groups. Read more


Pharmaceutical Price and Availability Study in Georgia  

CIF has released the results of the fifth wave of the Pharmaceutical Price and Availability (PPA) study in Georgia. The study set out to generate further evidence regarding pharmaceutical prices and availability in the country through the continuous monitoring of prices using WHO standard methodology. One of the main aims of the study is to inform and strengthen health policy and contribute to evidence-based discussions around the current trends and processes within the pharmaceutical market in Georgia. Read more


Assessment of GAVI Alliance HSS support to Tajikistan

In August of 2014, Curatio International Foundation conducted an assessment of Gavi Alliance HSS support to Tajikistan, to provide solid evidence as to what extent this support achieved its objectives and contributed to strengthening the health system of the country. The identified successes, key challenges and lessons learned that may help Gavi Alliance improve the design and implementation of future HSS support to Tajikistan and other countries. Read more


Final Evaluation of Gavi’s Support to Albania

Curatio International Foundation conducted an evaluation study and assessed the financial and programmatic sustainability of the national immunization programme in Albania after the conclusion of Gavi’s support to the country. Read more


Research on TB

Curatio is actively involved in TB-related issues through its implementation of two different projects. The first one is entitled “TB Community Systems Strengthening (TBCSS) Project in Georgia, which is funded by the Stop TB Partnership. The project, which began in April, aims to assess local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in the field of TB and to strengthen their capacity. The second project ‘What can be Done to Improve Treatment Adherence Among TB Patients in Georgia’ is being funded by WHO/TDR, and currently is in the active field phase. The study will identify the main barriers to adherence to treatment among TB patients. By the end of the year, CIF will share the results of both projects.  
 
 
Hepatitis C research

Curatio International Foundation, in partnership with New York University, is implementing research to investigate individual, societal and health system barriers and facilitators to HCV testing and treatment among people who inject drugs in Georgia. The study results will be available in fall of 2016. 
 
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMANT

Working on Transition and Sustainability  
 

The Eastern Europe and Central Asia region is particularly affected by the decrease in donor funding that they were receiving to support their overall health systems and disease programs (HIV/AIDS and TB in particular). Curatio International Foundation has developed the Transition Preparedness Assessment Framework and a tool to assist countries in planning the smooth and responsible transition process. In July 2016, training was conducted for Armenia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan country teams on this matter. A workshop was jointly organized and funded by TGF, UNAIDS and CIF representatives: Dr. Tamar Gotsadze and Dr. Ketevan Chkhatarashvili has facilitated. 
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