SRHR and HIV Linkages Project

The integration of HIV services with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is an important part of the global response to HIV and SRH. An integrated approach to the management of HIV and SRH makes good ‘people' sense as it benefits clients and service providers alike, and is likely to improve efficiency in service provision.

The integration of HIV services with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is an important part of the global response to HIV and SRH. An integrated approach to the management of HIV and SRH makes good ‘people' sense as it benefits clients and service providers alike, and is likely to improve efficiency in service provision.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV Linkages in East and Southern Africa project seeks to make a difference in health service delivery by linking SRHR and HIV at the policy and system levels. It supports the institutionalization of integrated SRH and HIV service delivery strategies and models in 10 countries in East and Southern Africa.

Phase I of the project was carried out in seven countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This phase was supported by the European Union (EU) and the Governments of Sweden and Norway with a total of $15 million for the period 2011-2015.

It aimed to promote efficient and effective linkages between HIV and SRHR policies and services as part of strengthening health systems and to increase access to and use of quality services. It also contributed to the goals of universal access to reproductive health (MDGs 3, 4 and 5) and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support (MDG 6).

Phase II of the project, from 2016-2019, seeks to build on the results of and lessons learned from phase I.  Phase II extends to Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, bringing the number of countries to ten.

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Read the evidence:

SRH & HIV Linkages Compendium

 
 
 
Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV in Southern Africa - See more at: http://esaro.unfpa.org/publications/linking-sexual-and-reproductive-heal...