Country-enhanced monitoring and evaluation for antiretroviral therapy scale-up: analysis and use of strategic information in Botswana
ISBN 92 4 159506 X | ISBN 978 92 4 159506 3
National strategic information related to the scale-up of programmes on HIV/AIDS and other integrated programmes has taken an increasingly important role as countries strengthen their health systems. To support the effective use of strategic information on health, an international group of organizations has joined forces; collaborators include the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM).
In this case study, we document Botswana’s experience in country-enhanced monitoring and evaluation of antiretroviral therapy scale-up, and show the feasibility of applying well-known triangulation methods to integrate multiple data sets from national monitoring mechanisms. Together with capacity building, innovative approaches help to create stronger health information systems, and we hope that this case study will contribute to the adoption of bold new methods. We will summarize triangulation, and other analysis methodologies that have been effectively applied at the national and subnational levels, in a forthcoming resource manual (to be published in 2007).