Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems

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UNICEF, ASLM, CDC, CHAI, OGAC, EGPAF, LSHTM, ICAP, MSF, NHLS, USAID, and WHO, 2018.

This report describes the key areas that national governments should consider for the introduction and scale-up of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics within national programs as new innovative POC technologies are introduced. It includes considerations and steps for introducing HIV POC technologies including: policy and framework development; strategy and planning; regulations; quality assurance and data management; procurement and supply chain management; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Also available in French.