Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—Meeting Report

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ICAP—Columbia University, 2016.

This report summarizes a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened to advance the scale-up of viral load services in sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting focused on deeper understanding of the barriers to and facilitators of VL scale up, with a focus on practical implementation challenges, as well as key lessons learned, resources and best practices; new and enhanced partnerships and communities of practice focused on surmounting health systems barriers to the scale-up of high-quality VL services; a framework for monitoring and evaluating VL services; a priority agenda for implementing research; case studies and key lessons learned to inform further VL scale-up; rapid implementation and scale-up of VL measurement and monitoring in priority countries; and design and implementation of QI collaborative to support VL monitoring.