Rapid Assessment of the Status of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Linkages and Integration in Lesotho

"HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policy and programmes have been historically established, funded, and implemented vertically. But over the last decade or so years, the need to link and integrate HIV/AIDS and SRH responses has been widely recognized at international level as critical to ensuring universal access to SRH and HIV services. In fact, there is growing understanding that countries with high unmet need for SRH services and high HIV prevalence will find it hard to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) if they do not ensure universal access to SRH and HIV services (WHO et al. 2009)."