Over 20 years of conflict in the DRC, North and South Kivu have experienced cycles of stability and conflict, resulting in a compromised health system and poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Modern contraceptive use is low (7.5%) and maternal mortality is high (846 deaths per 100,000 live births). Program partners have supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in North and South...
FP2020 commits to:
Include integration at focal point workshops, and work with countries to ensure clear prioritized actions are set out
Ensure integration is a central focus in meetings with donors and implementing partners as well as with young people and CSOs.
Including integration on the agenda for Reference Group meetings
Adding an integration module into the CIP toolkit.
Women in Africa continue to be at unacceptably high risk of HIV infection and of unplanned pregnancies. There is an urgent need to strengthen HIV prevention interventions, including the access to use of PrEP. More efforts should be made to integrate HIV prevention and contraceptive services.
Access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including a full range of contraceptive methods, is a fundamental human right critical to the well-being of women and girls. Mixed evidence as to whether the use of hormonal contraceptive methods (HC) are associated with increased risk of women acquiring HIV with interpretation of data challenging, as women using HC may have other...
Women need to know whether certain contraceptives increase their chances of getting HIV. This information will help them make informed choices about which contraceptive they want to use and which HIV prevention methods they need.
A randomisedtrial provides the highest quality evidence to enable women to make fully informed choices, inform clear counselling messages for clinicians, and offer...