Stakeholder Meeting on the Integration of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

Investigator: Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Location(s): Kenya


Integration for Impact is an interactive clearinghouse for  information on integration of reproductive health and HIV services that researchers, managers and policy makers worldwide can share. The intention of this forum is to decrease duplication of effort, foster new collaborations and increase interest in the topic of integration across the global health community.  

The Integration for Impact Conference was held Sept 12-14 in Nairobi, Kenya, to bring together key stakeholders from sub-Saharan countries with a high burden of HIV, unmet need for FP, and high child and maternal morbidity/mortality to:

Present the latest research findings on the impact of integrating HIV and reproductive health services including: family planning, maternal and child health, and STI prevention and cervical cancer screening;

Identify research priorities for expanding the evidence base on integration; and

Lay out strategies for strengthening integration policies and translating research into practice.

Attendees included representatives from ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS, policy experts, donor organizations, and members of the media.