Based on recent trends, in 2010 some 2.7 million people will become newly infected with HIV, 5.5 million people already living with HIV will lack access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, and 500,000 women will die in pregnancy or childbirth.
Integrated services accelerate progress towards MDG 5; to improve maternal health, and MDG 6; to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.
COUNTDOWN TO ACHIEVING MDGS
In the context of the five-year countdown to the Millennium Development Goals, missed targets on universal access to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, the report outlines how it identified programmes that increase their impact by integrating reproductive health (RH) and HIV and services, and which are eligible for support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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.
ABOUT THE MOBILIZING FOR RH/HIV INTEGRATION INITIATIVE
The Mobilizing for RH/HIV Integration Initiative is an international partnership of six steering committee organisations: Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Global AIDS Alliance, Interact Worldwide, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office, and Population Action International.
Active in the Global Fund’s Rounds 8 and 9, the Initiative worked with partners in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia.
can read the report here.
Integrated reproductive health and HIV services can accelerate progress