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SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium

Publication Year: 2014 Publisher: UNFPA, World Health Organization, International Planned Parenthood Federation, The Interagency Working Group on SRH and HIV Linkages

Background

Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support are essential for development, including in the post 2015 agenda.

However, while there are many separate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) related and HIV-related indicators, a key challenge has been the lack of internationally agreed indicators to measure progress in linking SRH and HIV. In 2012, a Steering Group of SRH and HIV linkages and M&E experts, which included country, donor, UN agency and civil society representatives, launched an initiative to assess existing indicators and related assessment tools and provide recommendations for a compendium of indicators that can be used to measure SRH and HIV integration and linkages at the policy, systems and service delivery levels as well as at output, outcome and impact levels.