This handbook, published by Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) for an Alliance Zambia project, offers a training curriculum designed to increase understanding of how sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) are relevant to organisations working in the HIV field, and how these aspects can be integrated into programmes. As stated in the handbook, there are always concerns when it comes to 'integrating' something, with questions such as "does this not just mean more work?". The handbook is designed to highlight feasible ways of integrating SRHR and MNCH into HIV programmes. It makes the point that this is not a small task, but, one should bear in mind that the HIV epidemic calls for strong and innovative action, and that by integrating SRHR and MNCH organisations have the potential to reduce the impact this disease is having on communities in Zambia.
The handbook gives guidance for four days of training with each day broken up into four to six sessions. In the Annex, the handbook also includes support documents that can be handed out during the training sessions.
SAfAIDS website on February 26 2013.