1. Use of strategic information on HIV/AIDS at the regional level. Practical Guide / О. Balakireva, T. Bondar; Y. Hramotna et al. Kyiv: Poligraf Plus, 2015.  120 pages.
    ISBN 978-966-8977-48-0 (in Ukrainian). http://respond.pactukraine.org.ua/file/25u.pdf

This practical guide was developed with the aim of strengthening the capacity of M&E staff on the use of strategic information for planning and decision-making within the HIV/AIDS sphere at the regional level.

The guide was developed to equip healthcare professionals and NGO staff with  basic tools enabling them to effectively use strategic information reflecting the current state and the development of the epidemic, the HIV response, and resource allocation for HIV/AIDS programs.

The publication may also be useful for non-governmental institutions and private entities interested in strategic information in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support for key populations.


  1. Use of strategic information on HIV/AIDS at the regional level. Training module / О. Balakireva, T. Bondar; Y. Hramotna et al. Kyiv. USAID RESPOND Project, 2015. 120 pages (in Ukrainian). http://respond.pactukraine.org.ua/file/26u.pdf

This training module was developed from the “Practical guide on the use of strategic information on HIV/AIDS.”

It consists of three parts: 1) terms and definitions, recommendations on planning and preparing the training, and the training program; 2) detailed information and comments on each slide presentation and practical excercises; and 3) slide presentations.

These materials were designed to help the faculty who conduct trainings on monitoring and evaluation and the use of strategic information on HIV/AIDS.


  1. Creating Interactive Maps with ArcGIS.com / C. Parker. Kyiv. USAID RESPOND Project, 2015. 42 pages. http://respond.pactukraine.org.ua/file/27e.pdf

This publication contains an adapted methodology in creating interactive maps with ArcGIS.com, a free online platform. 

The manual presents step by step instructions on interactive maps development: starting from data collection and aggregation to data visualization instruments. Publications with such interactive maps are interesting not only for public health professionals, but also for decision-makers.


  1. Service mapping on HIV/AIDS for key populations in three regions of Ukraine: Zaporizhzhia, Poltava and Cherkasy / N. Kalyagina, K. Liu, C. Parker et al. Kyiv, USAID RESPOND Project, 2014. 120 pages. http://respond.org.ua/file/28e.pdf
The report presents results of service mapping for key populations in Zaporizhzhia, Poltava and Cherkasy regions for the year 2014. Each region was analyzed considering its HIV standing within key populations.
This report can serve as reference for planning HIV response activities, assessing prevention activities and advocacy, which becomes extremely relevant when developing regional HIV/AIDS programs for a five year period.
Result of service mapping is useful for HIV service implementers including civil society and governmental agencies, M&E specialists, and decision-makers in the HIV/AIDS field.


  1. Service mapping for HIV key populations in five oblasts of Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Mykolayiv, Odesa and Chernihiv / О. Doroshenko,
    N. Kalyagina, C. Parker, I. Shvab. Kyiv: Pact, 2014. 120 pages. ISBN 978-966-137.

This report contains information on the methodology of data collection; processing and aggregation; creation of a database and its adaptation to geographic information software (GIS); types of maps; summary of information presented; and limitations with map analysis.

Service analysis and regional maps are provided separately for each oblast and its capital city. The only exception is Dnipropetrovsk oblast, where services are additionally presented for the city of Kryvyi Rih, which is the center of service provision for key populations. Each oblast is discussed in a separate section, presented in Ukrainian alphabetical order, with oblast-specific analysis and conclusions. A summary map is provided at the end of the report.

This report can be used in planning HIV response activities, assessing prevention activities, advocacy, etc. Mapping results are useful for HIV service implementers including civil society and governmental agencies, M&E specialists, and decision-makers in the HIV/AIDS field.