Health Sector

The high impact interventions outlined in the R-NASF are services mostly delivered through the health sector, either by health service providers or through community mobilisation and CSOs. This section deals with health services either directly related to HIV such as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), the Prevention of STIs, Blood Safety and Universal Precautions or to health sector services which are important by themselves but also have a significant relationship with HIV such as Mother and Child Health (MCH) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Men’s health services such as prostate cancer or health related issues such as alcohol and drug abuse. Originally included in the NASF as stand-alone prevention programmes, they are recognised and included in the revised NASF as synergies with the Health Sector; the rationale for including their planning under HIV being that their neglect would lead to serious reversals of past gains made in the response.