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Implementing the integration of component services for reproductive health.

Authors
  • Mayhew, S H
  • Lush, L
  • Cleland, J
  • Walt, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Studies in family planning
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
151–162
Identifiers
PMID: 10907280
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In the wake of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, considerable activity has occurred both in national policymaking for reproductive health and in research on the implementation of the Cairo Program of Action. This report considers how effectively a key component of the Cairo agenda--integration of the management of sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, with maternal and child health-family planning services--has been implemented. Quantitative and qualitative data are used to illuminate the difficulties faced by implementers of reproductive health programs in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia. In these countries, clear evidence is found of a critical need to reexamine the continuing focus on family planning services and the nature of the processes by which managers implement reproductive health policies. Implications of findings for policy and program direction are discussed.

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