EQA Tools

PEPFAR-led VMMC EQAs currently use 10 tools that were developed by the OGAC VMMC Technical Working Group. These tools are largely based on WHO and UNAIDS normative standards for VMMC. Because PEPFAR places additional emphasis on program efficiency and productivity, PEPFAR-led EQAs for VMMC also include tools that examine program efficiency and productivity and ability to meet targets as well as communication and promotional activities. PEPFAR VMMC EQA tools also incorporate questions related to PEPFAR's Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS), in order to allow USG staff to conduct SIMS data collection at the same time as the EQA.

Click on the links below to read more about how each tool is applied and to download a PDF of the current version of the tool:

A complete PDF of the Site Characteristics Tool and Tools A-I is found in the Resources below. Tool I is currently being developed as an online tool by Project SOAR and will be available in the near future.


The Site Characteristics Tool was developed by PEPFAR for use in external quality assessments to gather background information on a VMMC site that would be helpful to understand how the site operates and its capacity to provide VMMC services.


These are the versions of the PEPFAR VMMC EQA Tools in use as of March 2017 as provided in a single PDF for convenience. Note that these versions of the EQA tools also include SIMS questions.