Collaborating Centers with WHO in Greece
UNAIDS is the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN System organizations to the global AIDS response. Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Based in Geneva, the UNAIDS secretariat works on the ground in more than 75 countries worldwide.
Greece is in close collaboration with UNAIDS and follows the later’s recommendations for fighting HIV-AIDS in its national plan. Every year campaigns against the disease are taking place all over the county, providing free testing, informations on prevention, treatment, counseling and supportive services. In the context of humanitarian aid Greece, apart of its contribution for fighting HIV/AIDS through the EU, has contributed in 2005 and 2006 the amount of 680.000 euros, for assisting some African countries in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Furthermore Greek NGOs implement preventive, care, and treatment programmes in Africa.
The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. It works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases.
The contribution of Greece to the Global Fund for the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis was 600.000 euros for the period 2005-2007.