Sexual and reproductive health

Elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis

Global guidance on criteria and processes for validation


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Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: June 2014
Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150588 8


Global guidance on criteria and processes, and assessment tools for validation

Published here are two sets of documents. The first document outlines minimum global criteria and processes for validation of EMTCT of HIV and/or syphilis in a country, and the required steps for applying for validation. The second document provides four assessment tools to assist countries through the validation processes to ensure complete assessment of data quality, EMTCT programs, laboratory capacity, and human rights, gender equality and engagement of civil society in the validation process. These documents are intended for use by national, regional, and global validation committees for EMTCT of HIV and/or syphilis.

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