Vision 2020 no.2: Increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in order to close the gap between the top and bottom wealth quintiles by 50% by the year 2020
(ISSUE) World Health Organization – SRH/HIV: Access to and coverage of services
By minimizing missed opportunities we can increase access and coverage of services for more people including vulnerable populations, and ensure services for people living with HIV that meet their needs and respect their rights.
Country case studies
Linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV
These case studies demonstrate the two-way flow between sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS health-care services and reflect the diversity of integration models. They provide a brief overview that shows why the decision to integrate was taken, by whom, and what actions were needed to make it happen. The intention is to share some of the experience and lessons learnt that may be useful to others who wish to consider actions to strengthen this integration.
VISION 2020 (2) – IPPF calls on governments to:
– Invest in educational and other programmes aimed at empowering young women and girls in particular to make informed choices, and demand accountability from service providers;
– Create a legal and policy environment with social protection and justice measures that render sexual and reproductive health services economically accessible to poor and marginalized groups, aimed at ensuring greater progress amongst the poorest relative to the wealthiest quintile so as to significantly reduce the gap that currently exists between them;
– Improve supply chain management, human, technical and other resources in order to minimize stock-outs and ensure the timely availability of commodities, including emergency contraceptives, of the highest possible quality at a cost that represents value for money within the context of the provision of affordable sustainable services;
– Support innovative technologies, service delivery approaches, etc to reach young people and the poor; and also support civil society organizations that address the needs of the most vulnerable.