Guidelines for Assessing the Utility of ata from prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes
This document aims to guide countries in assessing the utility of data from programmes for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus for HIV sentinel surveillance among pregnant women. It also aims to describe the underlying principle for transitioning from traditional HSS based on routine PMTCT programme data. Another purpose of this document is also to describe robust methods for assessing the quality of PMTCT programme data for use in HSS. Finally, it describes general standards for evaluating the readiness of PMTCT programme data to serve as the basis for HSS among pregnant women.