2019 | Change story 8: Turning policy into action – the implementation of Kyrgyzstan’s national adherence plan.

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A community led and a government study conducted in the country in 2017 showed that PLHIV have access to ART but are struggling to adhere to treatment. Partnership Network, with the support Bridging the Gaps partners the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), mobilized to ensure implementation of the plan, turning policy into action. This advocacy led to community peer counselors’ integration into health facility medical teams and offer official support to individuals, which has previously been shown to improve adherence among PLHIV.

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