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Consolidated strategic information guidelines for HIV in the health sector

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World Health Organisation
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Geneva:WHO, 2015

This guidance consolidates, prioritizes and describes key indicators to monitor the national and global response of the health sector to HIV. Its goal is to help countries choose, collect and systematically analyse strategic information to guide the health sector response to HIV. The aim of consolidation is to ensure that all indicators are in one place, are prioritized and linked in a result chain, and can be used to support quality care along the health sector cascade of HIV services.
Since its beginning in the late 1980s, the global response to HIV has placed a high priority on strategic information to improve programmes. Perhaps no other area of public health has developed such a comprehensive set of indicators, methods and tools to collect, analyse, apply and disseminate information. By bringing together indicators and prioritizing them, this consolidated
guide seeks to help programmes to:
1. select and prioritize the indicators most relevant to national and global reporting;
2. consolidate measurements along the cascade of prevention, care and treatment;
3. link services to their outcomes to better assess coverage, quality and impact;
4. strengthen analysis, disaggregation and use of data to improve linkages and identify bottlenecks and priorities along the cascade;
5. align reporting across programmes (for example, of testing, treatment and care) and to global reporting for simpler, better coordination;
6. simplify global monitoring with 10 indicators that track the health sector cascade of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care and reflect progress toward the 90–90–90 target;
7. provide consolidated support for country data systems and analysis aligned with the post-2015 development agenda