Regional Project Steering Committee meeting, joint UNAIDS/UNFPA project on SRHR and HIV Linkages

November 03, 2017


The Linking HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Southern Africa Project is implemented in a partnership between UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern. It is being implemented in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe,Kenya and Uganda.

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen national policies, health systems, and service delivery to increase access to and use of quality integrated health services. The results, outputs and activities of the programme contributes towards Sustainable Development Goal 3, Improving the Health and wellbeing of all that calls for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services as a strategy to end AIDS by 2030. The programme also supports Sustainable Development Goal 5 that seeks to eliminate all violence and harmful practices against women and girls.

With 2017 being the final year of implementation of the project, UNFPA and UNAIDS are jointly convening a regional technical consultation on SRHR/HIV Integration. The  aim of the meeting is  to provide policy and strategic guidance to the programme to ensure that implementation is on track, share best practices and emerging evidence to strengthen country implementation, examine opportunities for resource mobilisation.