HIV/AIDS

Global monitoring framework and strategy for the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive

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Publication details

Editors: WHO, UNICEF
Number of pages: 60
Publication date: April 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241504270

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Overview

Clear targets for 2015 and a clear framework for monitoring and measuring progress are necessary to support one M&E system for the initiative, integrated into the national M&E system. The EMTCT initiative has 10 targets - 2 overall targets, 2 child health targets, and 6 targets related to the four prongs of PMTCT. The two overall global targets are: reduce the number of new HIV infections among children by 90% by 2015; reduce the number of HIV-associated deaths to women during pregnancy, childbirth or puerperium by 50% by 2015.

This document outlines a common framework for tracking progress towards EMTCT as we move towards 2015, including explanation of the targets outlined in the Global Plan, essential M&E activities at the country level and plans for reporting. It is intended for policy-makers, programme managers, M&E officers, and staff of technical agencies and international partners involved in supporting EMTCT.