INTEGRATION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HIV CARE AND TREATMENT SERVICES

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INTEGRATING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HIV CARE AND TREATMENT SERVICES

A TOOLKIT FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS


Number of pages: 23
Publication date: June 2016
Languages: English


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There has been a growing programmatic need to integrate RH services and HIV care and treatment in Kenya, necessitating guidance on how integration can be implemented in a sustainable manner in different health system levels. In Kenya, the policy environment promotes the integration of RH and HIV services, as described in two Ministry of Health policy guidelines for RH-HIV service integration:

•      National Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS Integration Strategy-2009

•      Minimum Package for Reproductive Health (RH) & HIV  Integrated Services-2012

The implementation of RH-HIV integration cannot be successful, however, without proper guidance for county and sub-county health management teams, facility and departmental incharges, health workers and other relevant stakeholders on the steps required to integrate RH and HIV services. The Toolkit aims to fill this gap by providing feasible ways of integrating RH and HIV services within different health facility levels and service areas. The Toolkit will be utilized within, or adapted to the context of the counties using available resources.

The main objectives of this Toolkit are:

•      To operationalize the implementation of the Minimum Package for RH & HIV Integrated Services.

•      To provide guidance to county and sub-county health management teams, facility and departmental in-charges, health workers and other relevant stakeholders on how to strengthen RH and HIV service integration at different levels of health care.