Integra Initiative

The Integra Initiative is a five year research project which aims to gather evidence on the benefits and costs of a range of models for delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in high and medium HIV prevalence settings, to reduce HIV infection (and associated stigma) and unintended pregnancies.

 Integra Objectives:

·         To determine the benefits of four different models of integration to increase the range, uptake and quality of selected SRH and HIV services.

·         To determine the impact of different integrated services on changes in HIV risk behaviour, HIV-related stigma, and unintended pregnancies.

·         To assess the efficiency of different operational models for delivering integrated services in terms of cost, use of existing infrastructure and human resources.

·         To increase the use of research findings by policy and programme decision-makers through the involvement of key stakeholders.

External Links: 
IPPF, Population Council, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine