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Adolescent HIV Assessment Toolkit
Understanding the Revised WHO Recommendations and Supporting Their Adaptation into National Guidelines
EGPAF is a member of the AED and USAID Adolescent HIV Assessment project’s inter-agency technical working group. The working group aims to better understand the needs, gaps, and best practices of service provision for adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa. Access the ALHIV Toolkit on the K4Health website
This EGPAF toolkit is the first of three integrated toolkits to support country teams in adaptation and implementation of the revised World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations in the four linked technical areas: ARV drugs for treatment of pregnant women living with HIV and prevention of HIV infection in infants, infant and young child feeding in the context of HIV, antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in infants and children, and antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adults and adolescents.
The toolkit is organized into five steps that can be followed by technical partners to understand the revised WHO recommendations and provide technical guidance to countries in adapting the revised recommendations into national HIV guidelines and plans for their implementation. Please contact Elena Ghanotakis
WHO Phase 2 Toolkit:
Program, District and Facility-Level Planning for Implementation of the 2010 Revised WHO Guidelines
This EGPAF toolkit is the second of three integrated toolkits to support country teams in adaptation and implementation of the revised World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations in the four linked technical areas: ARV drugs for treatment of pregnant women living with HIV and prevention of HIV infection in infants, infant and young child feeding in the context of HIV, antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in infants and children, and antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adults and adolescents.
The Phase 2 toolkit is organized into nine non-sequential tool sets that include various categories of implementation planning tools. In most cases these tools consist of templates, which are frameworks to assist technical partners in thinking through program, district and site implementation planning. Please contact Elena Ghanotakis
• Revised World Health Organization HIV Care and Treatment Guidelines and Adapted National Guidelines (Powerpoint download)
WHO Phase 3 Toolkit:
• WHO 2010 Guidelines and Country Level Guidelines on Antiretroviral Drugs for the Treatment of Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infection in Infants (Powerpoint download)
• WHO 2010 Guidelines and Country Level Guidelines: Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV (Powerpoint download)
• WHO 2010 Guidelines and Country Level Guidelines on Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Infants and Children (Powerpoint download)
• WHO 2010 Guidelines and Country Level Guidelines on Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents (Powerpoint download)
Measuring Implementation of the Revised WHO Guidelines
This EGPAF toolkit is the third of three integrated toolkits developed by EGPAF’s WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The focus of this toolkit is on the M&E of the WHO 2010 revised PMTCT guidelines as implementation proceeds at the country level. Implementation of the revised WHO recommendations will require a more robust approach to the M&E of program performance, including the development and piloting of new indicators and monitoring systems.
The Phase 3 Toolkit is intended to provide country teams, partners, and ministries of health with tools to support changes to M&E systems in light of the revised guidelines. In keeping with the principles of the “Three Ones,” EGPAF believes in working within national systems and thus this toolkit is intended to assist local Ministries of Health (MOH) and partners strengthen extant M&E systems. Most of the tools are geared toward monitoring the revised PMTCT guidelines, with some components of the tools touching on infant follow-up and infant and young child feeding.
The Phase 3 Toolkit is organized into three tool sets. These tools do not need to be used in a particular sequence. The three tool sets included in this toolkit are as follows:
- Revised guidelines indicator matrix
- Adapting M&E approaches to the revised guidelines: Experiences from Lesotho and Swaziland
- Using EZ-QI to measure clinical quality of care in the context of the revised PMTCT guidelines
Clinical Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Templates
EGPAF's Clinical Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) templates aim to support HIV prevention and care and treatment services in low-resource settings.
These templates are intended as a resource to support clinicians and health care managers engaged in the planning of HIV services at the national, program, district and facility levels. They will also assist health care workers by detailing step-by-step information to organize and deliver health services, as well as providing a way to evaluate service delivery by serving as a checklist to monitor job performance. The templates span the continuum of HIV service delivery – from prevention of primary HIV infection and mother-to-child transmission, to providing care, support and treatment for HIV and related co-infections. They also use a family-centered approach, which has been shown to maximize opportunities to reach more individuals with HIV/AIDS services.
The seven clinical SOP templates include:
- Family-Centered Care and Treatment for HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children in Low-Resource Settings (individual sections listed below)
Each clinical SOP template is intended to be adapted at the local level, and is in a format that can be modified for use at the country, program, district, or facility level. The ultimate goal is to speed the integration of HIV prevention and care and treatment services according to the revised 2010 WHO recommendations. Please contact Nicole Buono with questions.
Sustainability Focused Organizational Development: Tools and Resources for Foundation Affiliates
EGPAF supports efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS by supporting independent organizations positioned to assist national governments in their HIV prevention, care and treatment efforts. As partners, EGPAF and these organizations work collaboratively to support essential HIV services provided by ministries of health and partner organizations.
This toolkit aims to serve as a resource to both the EGPAF Affiliates as well as other local organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programming which are actively engaged in capacity building activities. The toolkit describes the structure of the affiliation relationship with EGPAF and provides other resources, such as assessment tools and checklists that can be used during the organizational development process for new and existing Affiliates. Please contact Theresa Wolters
with any questions.
Organizational Capacity and Viability Assessment Tool (OCVAT)
This tool is designed as an assessment of NGO organizational capacity and viability across thirteen capacity areas covering technical and operational functions. EGPAF has adapted it to be used in the organizational development process for local NGOs, CBOs, and Foundation Affiliates. The tool can be used to conduct assessments of country offices prior to the development of an Affiliate, as well as an organizational development tool later in the life of the organization.
The OCVAT is conducted as a facilitated self-assessment, in conjunction with optional external assessment. It encourages cross-functional discussion on difficult issues in effective manner. Implementation support materials include: French and Portuguese tool translations, implementation manual, participant introduction and instructions packet, and other data collection templates. Please contact Theresa Wolters
with any questions.