IPPF Manifesto no. 6: Provide comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services within public, private and not-for-profit health systems by the year 2020
SRH services in the basic health-care services delivered at district and local levels, particularly primary health care, through functioning health systems that prioritize quality, equity and integration and are equipped with accountability mechanisms for users and providers. The SRH package should universally include: family planning services; pregnancy related services, including skilled attendance at delivery, emergency obstetric care and post abortion care; STI and HIV prevention and diagnosis and treatment of STIs; prevention and early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers; prevention of gender-based violence and care of survivors; ASRH; and RHCS for each component of the package.
IPPF calls on governments to:
– Provide the widest range of affordable, integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services which meet the highest possible quality standards, and are available to women and men throughout their lives;
– Strengthen health systems, including the health workforce, monitoring and evaluation systems and local community care, and increase the capacity of health care services to reach the underserved, particularly young women and girls;
– Provide basic maternal, newborn and child health care for all, including emergency obstetric care, ante-, neo- and post-natal care;
– Ensure that policies and programmes related to HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support are adequately resourced, serve the needs of key populations and, where relevant, recognize the feminization of the epidemic;
– Invest in the human resources necessary to ensure the availability of high quality sexual and reproductive health and rights information, education and services;
– Create an enabling environment within which public, not-for-profit and private sectors, working separately and together, can increase access to the widest possible range of reproductive health care information, education and services;
– Ensure that those who experience difficulty in conceiving have access to existing and new reproductive technologies and services that are managed in ways that respect and protect rights;
– Financially support and improve data collection to increase the understanding of the sexual and reproductive health needs of women, men, and especially young people, and the extent to which their rights in this respect are respected and protected.