The Interagency Working Group on Linkages between sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV (IAWG SRHR/HIV), in collaboration with the IBP Initiative, invites you to the next installment of its webinar series. Title of this webinar is ‘Is integrated SRHR and HIV services cost effective and how do we measure this?’
Date and time: Wednesday 3rd July; 9:30 NY time; 15:30 Geneva
It makes logical sense that integrating SRHR and HIV services should be cost effective and some studies have found clear efficiencies in the use of human resources for health (Integra and the Together4SRHR). However, evaluating cost effectiveness, and measuring funding flows is difficult given the interconnectedness of health systems.
Marelize Gorgens from the World Bank will be presenting the results of a four-year impact evaluation led by MOHCC, NAC and the World Bank in Zimbabwe to understand whether SRHR-HIV integration increased over time, whether an intervention promoted integration, whether there were efficiency gains as a result of integration and whether quality of care suffered as a result of more integrated service delivery.
Jose Antonio Izazola Licea from UNAIDS will be presenting the updated National AIDS Spending Assessments (NASA) which is used for in-depth HIV resource tracking. Whilst the main purpose is to identify HIV financing flows and expenditures directly linked with HIV – many of the spending categories also measure elements of integrated SRHR service delivery.
Please do join us for what will be a fascinating insight into the cost effectiveness of SRHR and HIV integration and how this spending is measured.
Tim Sladden, Moderator
Tim is a senior adviser with UNFPA, focusing on HIV prevention – especially within key population groups, and also on progressing SRHR-HIV linkages. Tim co-chairs the Inter-Agency Working Group on Linkages. Tim has a public health training and has worked in health research centres and ministries of health – predominantly in Australia and the UK. He brings 15 years of experience in international development mainly in the field of HIV, other blood borne viruses, sexual and reproductive health, community development and non-communicable diseases.
Marelize leads a global program at the World Bank that focuses on the use of technology, innovation and artificial intelligence to accelerate human development outcomes. She is the World Bank’s Decision and Data Sciences program lead, and co- Global Coordinator for the World Bank’s HIV program efforts. She was also co-Principal Investigator of the Zimbabwe HIV-SRH efficiency gains impact evaluation, the topic of today’s webinar.
Jose Antonio Izazola Licea
Jose-Antonio is a physician, with graduate degrees in Epidemiology, International Health and demographic studies. He has held several positions in the government of his home country including being the first coordinator of the national Mexican AIDS program and recently the Director General of the National Center for HIV/AIDS prevention and control center in Mexico (2009-2012); he led the Latin American and the Caribbean Regional AIDS initiative from 1996 to 2004; and he has worked in UNAIDS in the resource tracking area from 2005-2008, and 2013 to date. He is now a Special Adviser on Resource Tracking and Finance analysis in UNAIDS Geneva.