The OPTIONS Consortium, with work led by FSG, recently created the Plan 4 PrEP tool to support national planning for oral PrEP rollout. The tool was developed based on experiences in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe, where OPTIONS supported the Ministries of Health and technical working groups (TWGs) in each country to develop a strategy for oral PrEP introduction. For example, Kenya recently launched oral PrEP at a national level utilized these tools in supporting the planning.
This toolkit helps policy makers, technical working groups, and others planning for oral PrEP introduction to answer the tough questions that must be considered when preparing for oral PrEP introduction at the national or subnational level. Four tools currently comprise the toolkit—situation analysis, project landscape, rollout scenarios, and readiness assessment. Two additional tools—facility readiness assessment and private sector analysis—will be added in early 2019.