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A Short Guide on Methods: Measuring the Impact of National PMTCT Programmes, Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive

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This short guide summarizes the different approaches to assessing outcomes of interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. It can serve as a reference that provides an overview of methods to measure PMTCT impact. These include 1) modelling, 2) facility-based survey (and follow-up,3) cohort/follow-up data, 4) population- based household surveys and analysis of early infant diagnosis (EID) and child HIV testing data. Country programs may choose diverse metrics to track, such as the level of new pediatric HIV infections, the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, maternal survival and health, child survival and health, HIV-free survival, effect on health services, and cost-effectiveness.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Policymakers, Program Managers
Topic Area: Monitoring and Evaluation
Resource Type: Program Monitoring & Evaluation