Asia-Pacific Operational Framework for Linking HIV/STI Services with Reproductive, Adolescent, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services
This Framework is based on the hard work of both country participants and representatives of United Nations agencies who took part in the three regional meetings in Kuala Lumpur in November 2006 and in Guilin in May 2007 to discuss linkages. It provides guidance to countries for the strengthening of linkages between reproductive health (RH), adolescent reproductive health (ARH), maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH), and the prevention and management of HIV and other STI. Particular emphasis is placed on linkages that will improve HIV/STI prevention and outcomes, and allow RH, ARH and MNCH services to benefit from the strengthening occurring in HIV/STI programmes. Lessons learnt and future directions appropriate to the Asian region are cited.