Many women in the developing world still lack access to high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care services. To address this problem, Horizons has undertaken a range of operations research efforts that examine the integration of HIV-related care in the maternal-child health setting. At a workshop held in Kenya in July 2001, participants discussed the experience to date and formulated practical strategies for improving the integration. This consultation report summarizes that discussion according to the following seven key program components: Training and Motivation to Improve the Performance of Health Workers; Supervision of HIV Services and Quality Assurance of HIV Testing; Caring for Mothers; Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services; Counseling on Infant Feeding; Provision of Antiretroviral Drugs to Reduce Mother-to-Child Transmission; Involving Male Partners.
Rutenberg, Naomi, Sam Kalibala, Charles Mwai, and James Rosen. 2002. "Integrating HIV prevention and care into maternal and child health care settings: Lessons learned from Horizons studies," Horizons Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.