People-centred HIV and health services are integrated in the context of stronger systems for health

Integrated services:

The Joint Programme works to ensure universal access to integrated services, including for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), sexual and reproductive health (SRH), cervical cancer, harm reduction, and food and nutrition support. With partners, it integrates HIV in the programmes of other sectors, including humanitarian responses, education and human rights initiatives. The Joint Programme has developed and piloted tools and guidance notes to support country efforts to integrate gender equality in national HIV strategies and Global Fund funding applications.

From a systems and primary health care perspective, integration of critical functions, including those related to data and strategic information, the health workforce, health governance, financing and policy frameworks, helps leverage efficiencies and synergies. Integration and access to social protection services are critical for a sustainable, successful fight to end the AIDS epidemic. Progress has been made, but there is still a long way to go and, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, some gains are fragile.

HIV-sensitive social protection:

To advance HIV-sensitive social protection, the Joint Programme worked collaboratively to include such a target in the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. The target seeks to "strengthen child and national social protection systems to ensure 75% of people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV, who are in need, have access to HIV-sensitive social protection activities."

Social protection and incentives have become a prominent part of the recommended packages promoted by the Joint Programme on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Its initiatives focus on providing normative guidance, capacity development, mapping and assessment of social protection programmes in Fast-track countries, funding and the extension of HIV-sensitive social protection to refugees.

Find more details in the SRA report.

Outputs 2016-2021

8.1Decentralization and integration of HIV-related services strengthened
8.2HIV-sensitive social protection and social protection programmes for vulnerable populations, including orphans and vulnerable children, strengthened


OUTPUT INDICATOR Targets and Milestones 2020 Progress

Percentage of countries delivering HIV services in an integrated manner

2021: 80%

2019: 70%

2017: 65%

68% [59/87]

Percentage of countries with social protection strategies and systems in place that address HIV

2021: 70%

2019: 60%

2017: 50%

83% [65/78]

Data source: 2020 JPMS country reports. Final numbers may vary slightly.