Principal Investigator: Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar / Scientist - E
The National AIDS Control Organization has proposed to conduct an assessment of progress towards elimination of mother to child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis in India in 19 States/Union Territories (UT) as per WHO 2017 guidelines. The States/UT included are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Telangana Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The specific objectives are to 1. review the data quality for global EMTCT process indicators reported to NACO at state and district levels, 2. review the process of data generation and compilation for reporting to NACO at the district facility level, 3. review the PPTCT programmatic service components at the district facility, state and national levels, 4. review the PPTCT-related laboratory services and data at the district facility, state and national levels, 5. review the human rights, gender equality and community engagement components of PPTCT at the state and national levels, and 6. prepare the EMTCT National Work Plan. Methods for the assessment include desk review of NACO and NHM data, reports, facility reviews, and interviews of key stakeholders at national, state, district and facility level.