WHO Consolidated Strategic Information Guidelines for HIV in the Health Sector

July 2015 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

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World Health Organization (May 2015).

On May 11, 2015, the World Health Organization released new guidelines that recommend simplified annual indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels. The guidelines were developed in partnership with the Global Fund, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Children's Fund, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The guidelines recommend the use of 10 global indicators to collect information along the cascade of HIV care and treatment as a principal way to track national epidemics and responses. These indicators are:

  1. Number of people living with HIV
  2. Domestic funding
  3. Coverage of prevention services
  4. Number of individuals diagnosed
  5. HIV care coverage
  6. Treatment coverage
  7. Retention in treatment
  8. Percentage of people in treatment with viral suppression
  9. Number of HIV deaths
  10. Number of new infections.

The guide is primarily intended for national health sector staff engaged in the collection, analysis, and use of HIV-related strategic information, including those who set up monitoring and evaluation systems and those who use data to improve programs. It is also intended for stakeholders concerned with developing and analyzing strategic information, including nongovernmental organizations, private-sector care providers, civil society, and academic groups involved in teaching and research.

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