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Commentary & Opinion

Integration of Family Planning, HIV Programs "Makes Sense"

December 6, 2011

In this Knowledge for Health (K4Health) blog post, Elsie Mwaniki, a communication specialist at K4Health, reflects on the integration of family planning and HIV services, writing, "Many HIV-positive women have an unmet need for family planning (FP) services," so providing these services together (FP/HIV integration) "makes sense." She recaps a panel discussion containing "several insights into the potential of FP/HIV integration to improve health outcomes" that occurred at a congressional briefing on FP/HIV integration that took place on December 1, World AIDS Day, and concludes, "The take-home message from the briefing was that improving access to FP, particularly among HIV-positive women, is critical for protecting maternal and child health" (12/5).

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This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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