United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
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HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming: Innovative Approaches to Integrated Service Delivery

Publication Year: 2014 Publisher: UNFPA, Interagency Task Team, World Health Organization, UNICEF

Background

In light of recent progress towards eliminating paediatric HIV, strong momentum for integrating HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) (including maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), and sexually transmitted infection (STI)) programmes, and the recent WHO guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection, there has been growing demand for practical country-level guidance to optimize integrated service delivery models.
Numerous existing service delivery models are being implemented with limited evidence on their effectiveness in terms of improved maternal and infant health outcomes. While no single model will work in every country context, there is a need to further gather evidence, share experiences, and document and promote promising integrated service delivery models.