XIX International AIDS Conference

SUSA08 Innovations in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Global Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) Programs in Resource Constrained Settings
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 1
Time: 22.07.2012, 09:00 - 11:00
Co-Chairs: Laura Porter, United States
Yves Souteyrand, Switzerland
Organiser: Laura Porter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Chika Hayashi, World Health Organization, on behalf of the M&E working group of the global Interagency Task Team (IATT) on Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children, representing 25 organizations co-chaired by WHO and UNICEF.
Eliminating mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (EMTCT) requires improved understanding of the effectiveness of approaches to test, treat, and retain women and children in HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Yet, EMTCT poses unique challenges to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in resource-constrained settings. Both women and children must be followed over time, across different services and facilities, and in settings without unique patient identification numbers or electronic medical records. Demand for information is high and new questions arise about retention, adherence, toxicity and resistance as women move to earlier and longer antiretroviral (ARV) regimens. The session will feature innovations in M&E of EMTCT, presented by implementers including Ministries of Health and NGOs. Topics include: approaches to monitor adherence to new ARV regimens; cohort reporting; mobile phone technology for test results or to transmit routine data from one level to another; unique IDs linking the cascade of services across people and settings.


L. Porter, United States
Y. Souteyrand, Switzerland

Mobile Phones for Better EMTCT Data Tracking - Lessons Learned from 5 Countries

B. Jefferson, United States

Data for Action Reports and Robot Dashboards - Tracking Progress in EMTCT Integrated with MCH, Experience Sharing from South Africa

S. Bhardwaj, South Africa

Malawi PMTCT Option B+ Cohort Data Collection and Program Monitoring throughout the Continuum of Care

B. Barr, Malawi


Successes and Challenges in Scaling Up HIV Early Infant Diagnosis

A. Ghadrshenas, United States

Discussion and Questions

Powerpoints presentations
Successes and Challenges in Scaling Up HIV Early Infant Diagnosis - Anisa Ghadrshenas


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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