A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou

Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people living with HIV and providing our youth with the knowledge and services they need. Whether to integrate, how to integrate and exactly what to integrate will depend on a country’s epidemiological profile, policies and program structures.

Experience with implementation of integration initiatives in countries around the world shows that scale up and sustainability requires attention to policy and program operations issues. This document, with links to a range of resources, will help CCMs, civil society organizations and others developing proposals for the Global Fund that contribute to preventing HIV and mitigating the effects of the AIDS pandemic through programs that link and integrate RH and HIV/AIDS.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. What is integration?
  3. What is the evidence that integration makes a difference to HIV outcomes?
  4. Given a country’s context, what policies and programs could be integrated?
  5. What is Needed for Successful Integration? / Successful Round 8 Country Proposals To The Global Fund
  6. How can integration be monitored and evaluated?
  7. Conclusions
  8. Appendix: Selected Manuals and Materials for Integrated Services
  9. References and Endnotes