Monitoring and evaluating of national ART programmes in the rapid scale-up to 3 by 5
This document is a work in progress. It represents the best effort to describe a coherent approach to the monitoring and evaluation of scaling up to the reach the goal of 3 by 5 that is possible at this time. This working document is best viewed as a step in a process that will include field testing, the gathering of additional experience, additional review, the validation of indicators presented and subsequently refinement. If inadequacies are found in this working document, they are mostly the result of incomplete information and experience on which to base decisions. That will be corrected as experience mounts.
This manual provides guidance on monitoring and evaluation of national programmes for the scaling up of access to antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV/AIDS. It complements existing M & E guides, including the guidelines on monitoring the Declaration of Commitment of HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which included an indicator on antiretroviral treatment for people with advanced HIV infection. It is principally aimed at national programme managers. Its purpose is to determine the level of success of programmes for the provision of antiretroviral treatment for people with advanced HIV infection, to identify areas where further support is required and to inform adaptation and scaling up strategies.