Shaping Advocacy on Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV

June 30, 2013

Lillian Mworeko from ICW-East Africa and an AVAC Fellowship Host Supervisor in 2012 gave a dynamic presentation on the June 11 USAID/FHI 360 webinar “Hormonal Contraception and HIV: What Do the Evidence and WHO Technical Statement Mean for Programs?” Mworeko highlighted the critical importance of addressing women’s reproductive health and HIV prevention and/or treatment needs with integrated services that provide full information on the risks and benefits of all available options—including injectable hormonal contraceptives. The webinar recording is available here. Lillian’s perspective can be heard from about 33 minutes in.

This July, Lillian Mworeko, along with Lydia Mukombe (a 2012 AVAC Fellow) will convene a small strategy session in Uganda on African women’s advocacy on hormonal contraceptives and HIV risk. To learn more about outcomes from this meeting and to share advocacy ideas and questions, email us at