Integrated, Quality Service Delivery
MSH integrates sustainable and cost-effective HIV and AIDS services with our maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, tuberculosis, malaria, mental health, gender-based violence, and cancer screening and treatment services. We focus on improving a country’s existing systems for prevention, community outreach, clinical services, and medicines and supplies for HIV-related programs to increase access to preventive care and lifesaving treatment.
- In Uganda, Nigeria, and Angola, MSH and our partners have worked to provide care for people experiencing gender-based violence. We mentor case managers, peer educators, counselors, and members of the local police force to identify signs of gender-based violence so that referrals can be made to health facilities and other institutions. We develop standard operating procedures, implement documentation registers, and ensure access to PEP at health facilities.
- In Malawi, where 80 percent of cervical cancer cases are fatal, we have integrated cervical cancer screening with antenatal and HIV services to stem the tide of the top cancer killer of women in low-income countries. Between 2015 and 2017, more than 5,000 women were screened.
- In Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a result of our work, every health facility in the country that provides HIV services now offers integrated family planning. The percentage of women attending at least four antenatal care visits increased from 9 to 56 percent in 2017.