Sexual and reproductive health

Call to Action to the global community
Attaining universal health coverage through sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV linkages

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WHO/Gary Hampton

23 July 2018 | Launched today at the 2018 AIDS conference is a call to the global community to undertake 10 actions that are urgently needed to advance both sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and HIV prevention, treatment and care.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV

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SRHR/HIV linkages are bidirectional synergies in policy, programmes, and service delivery that support comprehensive sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of all people, including people living with HIV and people at risk of HIV, within a framework of gender equality and human rights.

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AIDS free

WomenHIV is a leading cause of death in women of reproductive age.

SRHR of women living with HIV

Start free

ChildrenIn 2016 five countries have eliminated new paediatric HIV and syphilis infections.

Dual elimination of syphilis and HIV

Stay free

Adolescents2 500 young people are newly infected with HIV every day.

SRHR of AGYW at risk of HIV

SRHR/HIV Linkages Index

The SRHR and HIV Linkages Index

The Index combines 30 indicators to assess progress made in 60 countries towards achieving a fully linked SRHR and HIV response.

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30 partner organizations co-convened by WHO/RHR to:

  • advocate for political commitment to a linked sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV agenda
  • support national action to strenghten SRHR and HIV linkages at the policy, systems and service delivery levels; and
  • create a common understanding of SRHR and HIV linkages by building the evidence base and sharing research, good practice and lessons learnt