Sustainability and funding

Expanding the test offer with additional diseases has a cost, which community and low-threshold setting may be able to fund on pilot or project basis but maybe not as a routine service. Engagement with national health structures to show the unmet needs for multi-disease testing and the contributions of community and low threshold setting in reaching vulnerable key populations is a way to advocate for sustainable funding. Some resources to support this are available here:

  • Consider arranging a national multi-stakeholder meeting to facilitate dialogues across sectors to increase roll-out of integrated testing services [national meetings – agendas - reports]
  • Seek inspiration from how other community testing sites have managed to move from projects to routine testing [webinar Daniel – GAT]
  • Consider making your own webinar to share your experience with others [How to do a webinar]