Seven countries in Southern Africa are modelling how to deliver integrated SRHR-HIV services in order to improve uptake. This is Botswana’s story.

The SRH-HIV Linkages programme aims to link HIV prevention, treatment and care with Sexual Reproductive Health Services. While this may appear logical, it is not the way public health clinics are currently organized in these countries. The programme is about making small subtle changes in health care delivery that have a big impact on the lives of ordinary people. It uses the opportunity to provide comprehensive services to any client who seeks health services at the clinics. If they seek HIV testing, they are also offered family planning, antenatal services, cervical cancer and TB screening, and more.

The results suggest that the project has led to increased uptake of critical HIV and SRH services, such as HIV testing and counselling and ART, as well as family planning commodities and cervical cancer screening. This project was launched in 2011 with funds from the European Union and the Governments of Sweden and Norway, and technical support from UNAIDS and UNFPA.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said family planning is good for the health of mothers and children, as well as family welfare, and consequently national development, at the opening of the National Family Planning Conference in Kampala. [UBC, Uganda]


This video by Senegalese musician Baay Bia ft Rwandan musicians Alsha, Atasha, Ciney, Jozy & ZouZou, and Umutarea, plus the National Ballet of Rwanda, looks at the issue of fistula suffered by women in the country.


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Le taux annuel de croissance de la population au Burkina Faso est de 3,1%, ce qui signifie la population devrait doubler en 20 ans. Un facteur clé est le besoin non satisfait de contraception. UNFPA et le Ministère de la Santé ont mis en place un système de services communautaires de changer ce scénario.


The annual population growth rate in Burkina Faso is 3.1%, which means the population is set to double in 20 years. A key contributing factor is the unmet need for contraception. UNFPA and the Ministry of Health have set up a system of community-based services to change this scenario.


Changing the Family Planning Environment in Burkina Faso extended version