Examples of Integration from PCI
Project Concern International has been a leader in the field of health and development integration for many years. In this section you will find examples of integrated works that PCI has been developing, implementing, and calling on others for similar actions. One initiative found here is 'Links for Life', a strategy that aims to promote integrated HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security programming. In doing so, it helps to address the causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS and food and nutrition insecurity in ways that are far more likely to be effective and sustainable than typical, single-stream efforts. 'Links for Life' has evolved as a direct response to the priorities identified by practitioners from across the globe at the PCI-hosted Africa Forum 2006: The Dual Epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity. The Africa Forum in 2006 brought together 221 public health and development practitioners to share experiences in HIV and Food Security and Nutrition programming. The goal was both to strengthen collective programmatic efforts towards integration, as well as to inform policy decisions based on ‘frontline’ realities. Similarly, the Africa Forum 2009: Sharing Integrated Solutions to HIV and Food and Nutrition Insecurity was held in Malawi in 2009. The forum was a practitioner-led, non-academic conference on the integration of these issues. Attended by 170 people from 18 sub-Saharan African countries,it was meant as an inter-country sharing experience to improve skills and knowledge in integrated programming and to facilitate the scaling-up of promising interventions. See links below for resources.