The following is part of a series of project updates from the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). MHTF is supporting their project, Working on Integration Issues of HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.
Written by: CEDPA
CEDPA will combat India’s high maternal mortality and morbidity rates by demonstrating the value of integrating maternal health programs into programs targeting HIV/AIDS. Using forums, workshops and consultations, CEDPA will evaluate existing programs of the government’s National Rural Health Mission, the National AIDS Control Programme and the National Health Policy Administration in the Rajasthan area in order to compile best practices and build consensus on a policy brief of recommendations for policy-makers.
The team began a desk review of policies on integration and convergence of services as evident from various programs in progress, as well as a review of global and national best practices in integration of maternal health, family planning, and reproductive health and HIV services is in progress. In the next several months the team will undertake a number of activities including: collating secondary data on the basis of the desk review of global and national data highlighting the need, purpose and linkages in integration on MH-HIV issues, documenting global and national best practices in integration of maternal health, family planning, and reproductive health and HIV services. We will also develop a matrix and framework for documenting existing best practices and share the matrix with different organizations to receive specific case studies on the program.