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26th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Geneva, Switzerland, 22-24 June 2010. Thematic Segment: Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services with HIV interventions in practice. Background paper.
[Geneva, Switzerland], UNAIDS, 2010 Jun 3.  p. (UNAIDS/PCB(26))This paper sets out to foster a common understanding of the conceptual basis and key principles for linking SRH and HIV; situate the linkages agenda in the current development environment; present the evidence to-date; articulate the full scope of linkages embedded in human rights, provide illustrative practical country experiences with integrated services; and stimulate frank discussion on how to strengthen linkages and sustain the momentum. (Excerpt)
What you need to know about PEPFAR, the Global Health Initiative, and family planning / HIV integration. Advocacy guide.
Washington, D.C., Population Action International, 2010.  p. (Advocacy Guide)Described as the foundation upon which the Global Health Initiative (GHI) rests, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is undergoing significant change. GHI mandates that PEPFAR take a more holistic approach to meeting individuals’ primary and preventive health care needs. The purpose of this unofficial guide is to clarify current U.S. policy regarding the integration of family planning / reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV / AIDS within U.S. global health assistance.
Make or break? 2010: a pivotal year for scaling up RH / HIV integration and accelerating progress towards MDGs 5 and 6.
Washington, D.C., Global AIDS Alliance, 2010 Mar.  p.In the context of the five-year countdown to the Millennium Development Goals, missed targets on universal access to HIV / AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, and the Third Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the report details the unique demand-creation model used by the Mobilizing RH / HIV Integration Initiative during the Global Fund's Rounds 8 and 9. By identifying countries interested in submitting HIV / AIDS proposals to the Global Fund that integrated reproductive health services and health systems strengthening, working with RH and HIV / AIDS civil-society organizations as implementers and advocates, and supporting countries in producing high-quality, innovative, technically-sound proposals, the Mobilizing for RH / HIV Integration Initiative helped to demonstrate the breadth of RH- and MDG 5-related interventions eligible for support from the Global Fund as a strategy for most efficiently and effectively improving HIV / AIDS outcomes.This new report highlights the model used and the Initiative's successful outcomes at the global and national levels, and makes recommendations to donors, national governments, the Global Fund and its technical partners, and other stakeholders in successful Global Fund proposals and in meeting the internationally agreed-upon targets of MDGs 5 and 6.
Guidelines for integrating sexual and reproductive health into the HIV / AIDS component of country coordinated proposals to be submitted to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Round 8 and beyond. Updated 18 February 2008.
[London, England], Interact Worldwide, 2008 Feb 18. 36 p.The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a unique multilateral partnership that has proven itself to be a successful mechanism for fighting these diseases, is an important funding vehicle for innovative responses to the three diseases, including SRH-HIV / AIDS integration. In preparation for upcoming and future Global Fund funding rounds, Guidelines for Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into the HIV / AIDS Component of Country Coordinated Proposals to be submitted to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is designed to support Country Coordinated Mechanisms (CCMs) to develop Country Coordinated Proposals for the Global Fund that integrate sexual and reproductive health into the HIV / AIDS component. (Excerpt)
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2010 Jan; 88(1):3.The rationale for strengthening linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV programs is well recognized, and benefits that have accrued from these linkages have been discussed in the November 2009 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and elsewhere. However, real progress in scaling up such approaches has been modest and slow to materialize.
Strategic considerations for strengthening the linkages between family planning and HIV / AIDS policies, programs, and services.
Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2009. 31 p.Many governmental and nongovernmental public health agencies are pursuing and, in some cases, scaling up programs that integrate family planning (FP) and HIV services. In response to calls from public-health decision makers for guidance on FP / HIV integration, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Family Health International developed Strategic Considerations for Strengthening the Linkages between Family Planning and HIV / AIDS Policies, Programs, and Services. The partners drew from publications, the recommendations of more than 100 experts in FP and HIV / AIDS, and lessons learned from field experience. The document is designed to help program planners, implementers, and managers -- including government officials and other country-level stakeholders -- make appropriate decisions about whether to pursue the integration of FP and HIV services. It also explains how to pursue integration in a strategic and systematic manner, in order to achieve maximum public health benefit.
A practical guide to integrating reproductive health and HIV / AIDS into grant proposals to the Global Fund.
[Washington, D.C.], Population Action International, 2009 Sep. 61 p.Starting in recent proposal rounds, The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has stated more explicitly that countries can include reproductive health as part of their proposals on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, as long as a justification is provided on the impact of reproductive health (RH) on reducing one of the three diseases. This document is for countries and organizations, including CCMs, government and nongovernmental organizations and civil society organizations, to help in integrating reproductive health, including family planning (RH) and HIV / AIDS in proposals submitted to the Global Fund. The document takes a country approach to integration since the Global Fund seeks to support proposals that build on and strengthen national programs. (Excerpt)
New York, New York, UNFPA, 2004. 6 p.In order to achieve internationally agreed development goals, it is vital that the linkages between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care be addressed. To date, the benefits of the linkages have not been fully realized. United Nations agencies have initiated consultations with a wide range of stakeholders to identify opportunities for strengthening potential synergies between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS efforts. This Glion Call to Action reflects the consensus of one such consultation, which focused on the linkage between family planning (a key component of reproductive health) and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) (a key component of HIV/AIDS programmes). The focus of the Glion Call to Action on preventing HIV among women and children is fully consistent with the parallel need for increased commitment to the health and wellbeing of women themselves. Therefore, the Glion Call to Action rests on the consensus achieved at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and acknowledges the rights of women to decide freely on matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, and the need to improve access to services so that couples and individuals can decide freely the number, spacing and timing of their children. In order to ensure that these rights are respected, policies, programmes and interventions must promote gender equality, and give priority to the poor and underserved populations. (excerpt)
Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, 2001. 23 p. (WHO/FCH/RHR/01.20)This document reports on a WHO meeting held in 2001 to discuss how reproductive health (RH) services can be integrated into family planning (FP) and sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV services. It notes that this integration must include the adoption of new policies to promote barrier methods such as the condom, which can prevent both pregnancy and STI/HIV infection. This meeting was the first of a two-part consultation which would address dual protection at the global level, while the second part would consider dual protection in countries of the former Soviet Union and some of the Central and eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States. This paper includes presentations and discussions of participants during the meeting. The annexes attached present the WHO/Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS/UN Population Fund policy statement, and a list of participants.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MATTERS. 1995 May; (5):80-8.46 of the 144 autonomous, non-profit, and nongovernmental member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) are in the Western Hemisphere Region (WHR). Although the region's family planning associations vary in length of existence, size, and functions, a large proportion of them have more than 25 years of history and action. There has been a steady evolution of institutional functioning over the years. With regard to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), the IPPF/WHR has been working with its member affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate the prevention of HIV and STDs into existing programs. The authors in this paper describe that process of integration. Staff training was considered to be an essential component in the process of institutional change toward a more client-oriented approach. Training workshops were participatory and tailored to the needs of the individual family planning associations. Outcomes included improved counseling skills, addressing issues of sexuality, increased condom promotion and use, and referrals for STD treatment. These efforts represent movement toward a departure from a top-down medical approach toward the provision of more comprehensive reproductive health services.