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Table 1 Development of a Program to Provide HIV Care to Undocumented Migrants in Israel, 2001-present

From: Ensuring HIV care to undocumented migrants in Israel: a public-private partnership case study

 Initial Attempts (2001–2011)Preparation (2012–2013)Implementation (2014–2015)Government Program (2016-Present)
Government OfficesDTADTA
MoH General Director
DTA
MoH General Director
Pharmaceutical Division
DTA
Non-Governmental OrganizationsIATFIATF; PHRI; Israeli HIV Medical SocietyIATF; PHRI; Israeli HIV Medical SocietyIATF
International OrganizationsTGF (refused)UNHCR (refused)  
Health Services  TB, STI, and HIV Clinics
Clalit Medical Organization
Hadassah Medical Center
 
Private Companies  Pharmaceutical Companies/Suppliers
Tel Aviv Pharmacy
 
SummarySucceeded in extending care to pregnant women without health insurance. TGF concluded it wasn’t possible to provide ART at a discounted rate for migrants from countries that receive discountsA change in leadership at the MoH created inter-office interests in extending HIV care. Partnerships in multiple sectors were developed. UNHCR concluded in wasn’t possible to negotiate discounted prices for ART.Partners from multiple sectors came together to insure the feasibility of extending HIV care to undocumented migrants. Bi-annual meetings were held to insure clear communication between stakeholdersThe program was fully absorbed as a government program. Services provided to undocumented migrants are now part of standard practice.
  1. ART Antiretroviral treatment, DTA Department of Tuberculosis and AIDS, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, IATF Israel AIDS Task Force, MoH Ministry of Health, PHRI Physicians for Human Rights Israel, STI Sexually Transmitted Infection, TB Tuberculosis, TGF The Global Fund, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees