Evolution of Monitoring and Evaluation of AIDS Response in Ukraine: Laying the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Health Care

AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul;21(Suppl 1):72-82. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1571-y.


Once facing the most severe HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has built an elaborate Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to track the response to AIDS. This system was developed using recommendations and input from multiple international expert organizations and donors and, at the current stage, serves as a best practice model in many areas. The present paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the M&E system in Ukraine since its inception. Notable achievements and challenges are described and illustrated by epidemiological data and the recommendations for future development are discussed. Unique experiences and advances in M&E in Ukraine may be useful to other countries facing similar epidemiological, structural or methodological issues.

Keywords: HIV; M&E; Monitoring and evaluation; Ukraine.

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods
  • Communicable Disease Control / organization & administration*
  • Communicable Disease Control / trends
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • National Health Programs / organization & administration*
  • Population Surveillance / methods*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Health
  • Ukraine / epidemiology