Sexual and reproductive health

Inter-agency working group (IAWG)

An inter-agency working group (IAWG) on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS linkages has been established and held its first meeting in 2008.

The meeting was co-convened by WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research, the Department of HIV/AIDS and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The objectives of this umbrella group are to:

  • advance the global, regional and national SRH/HIV linkages agenda through advocacy
  • share, foster and promote research and disseminate related evidence
  • provide coherent messaging within policy and programmatic efforts
  • support resource mobilization efforts.

Linkages resource pack

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It is targeted towards policy makers, advocates and programme managers from national governments, international and national non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, and donors

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IAWG Members

WHO Departments of Reproductive Health and Research, and HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), EngenderHealth, Family Health International, the Global AIDS Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the Guttmacher Institute, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Population Council, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank.