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The Health Policy Project ended in 2016. Work continued under Health Policy Plus (HP+) until 2022.


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Integrating Gender-based Violence Screening and Referral into Health Services to Address the Needs of Women and Other Vulnerable Populations
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Author(s): J. Hewett, V. Salter, G. Mason, S. McLeish, A. K. Eckman, M. Fitzgerald, K. Morrison

Primary Language: English

Date: 7/20/2014


In Jamaica, marginalized and key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers experience high levels of HIV and gender based violence (GBV). Stigma and criminalization contribute to violence experienced by key populations, and it further undermines access to HIV prevention and health services. Integrated HIV/GBV services that are client-friendly would alleviate barriers to services yet services and referral networks are inconsistent and largely unavailable in Jamaica. In 2012, Woman, Inc., with support from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), undertook a pilot intervention in Jamaica to examine the feasibility for integrating GBV and HIV services in health clinics through development of a screening and referral process. This poster summarizing the study was presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2014.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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