NarayaniSevaSanstan: Growing the Organisation to include SRH HIV Integration

Indian civil society organisation, NarayaniSevaSanstan uses capacity development to enhance integration at the organisational policy, service, and delivery level.

SRHR HIV Integration AdvocacyNarayaniSevaSanstan is a civil society group based in Bihar, India, working on health and rights for people in the region.

The group has recently been showcased as an example of best practice with Momentum for Integration, an international project designed to support linkages between sexual reproductive health and HIV in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

In Bihar, NarayaniSevaSanstan has been working toward capacity development with assistance from the Family Planning Association of India (FPA) and with support from IPPF. As a result, the group has developed new strategies to further the integration of HIV and SRH in their work and policies.

Following an FPA India workshop on SRH HIV integration, key lessons were shared with board members about the need for SRH HIV integration and how it could be incorporated in the  field level activities, to the benefit of clients.

NarayaniSevaSanstan now organise regular follow-up meetings to discuss the delivery of integrated SRH HIV services, and have incorporated integration training in the induction policy for new staff.

The group has also decided to include SRH HIV integration related activities in all their new program proposals, to ensure inclusion of integrated SRH HIV at the organisational policy, practice, and delivery level.

To read more about the project, and to see all the best practice examples from the SRH HIV Advocacy report, visit the Integration Initiatives open access research library.