The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Dara Carr
Primary Language: English
In Jamaica, Woman Inc., with support from the Health Policy Project (HPP), implemented a pilot project to assess the feasibility of integrating screenings and referrals for gender-based violence (GBV) with clinical services for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The links between GBV and HIV are widely acknowledged, but relatively few people access services for GBV, especially women and key populations with high HIV burdens such as men who have sex with men and sex workers. The pilot project involved gender training for healthcare providers and community agencies, adaptation and implementation of a GBV screening tool, and mapping and strengthening of GBV referral systems. The findings, summarized in this brief, indicate that the pilot enhanced the capacity of HIV healthcare providers to improve access to GBV support services and better meet the needs of their patients, especially women and key populations.
Advocacy Best Practices Brief Capacity Development Civil Society Engagement Equity Gender Gender-based Violence (GBV) Governance, Stewardship & Accountability (GS&A) HIV Integration Men having Sex with Men (MSM) Non-Government/Community Service Org. (NGO/CSO) Other Health Domains People Living With HIV (PLHIV) Policy Sex Workers (SWs) Stakeholder Engagement Stigma and Discrimination Tool/Toolkit Transgender Women Caribbean Region Global Jamaica