Sexual and reproductive health

Elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis

Global guidance on criteria and processes for validation


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Number of pages: 32
Publication date: June 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150588 8


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This document outlines minimum global processes and criteria for validation of EMTCT of HIV and/or syphilis in a country; provides a description of global EMTCT validation targets and indicators; explains the operation of validation committees and secretariats; and reviews the validation procedure itself, including maintenance of validation status. This document is intended for use by national, regional, and global validation committees for EMTCT of HIV and/or syphilis, national AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programme managers, maternal and child health programme managers, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officers, policy-makers and staff of technical agencies, and international partners involved in supporting initiatives for EMTCT of HIV and/or syphilis.