Sexual and reproductive health

Global guidance on criteria and processes for validation: Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

2nd edition


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Publication details

Number of pages: 39
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-4-151327-2


This second edition of the EMTCT global validation guidance document provides standardized processes and consensus-developed criteria to validate EMTCT of HIV and syphilis, and to recognize high-HIV burden countries that have made significant progress on the path to elimination. The guidance places strong emphasis on country-led accountability, rigorous analysis, intensive programme assessment and multilevel collaboration, including the involvement of communities of women living with HIV. It provides guidance to evaluate the country’s EMTCT programme, the quality and accuracy of its laboratory and data collection mechanisms, as well as its efforts to uphold human rights and equality of women living with HIV, and their involvement in decision-making processes.

NEW: Tools and checklists for in-country evaluation of four required components

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