Integration of HIV, TB and malaria in Africa: A Reflection Workshop
Recognising the importance of integrated health service management and delivery to accelerate Universal Health Care (UHC) and tackle the Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria epidemics, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) commissioned the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme to undertake an evidence synthesis exercise of a set of BACKUP Health1 and K4D Helpdesk reports across six countries: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe (Ozano, 2022). The K4D reports highlight country-specific epidemiology, disease control programmes, and key interventions for each disease, including those likely to strengthen health systems and promote integration. The BACKUP reports focus more on integration and add country-specific details with recommendations. The Global Fund Integration Workshop Summary is supported by two slide decks, which were presented during the workshop. The slide decks summarise cross-country findings of the integration of HIV, TB and Malaria health responses, and how integration is framed within the World Health Organization and The Global Fund.