Resource Library

As part of its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) guidance, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released Version 2.3 in September 2018, which includes revised indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs. These indicators are intended…

This workbook is designed to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs to estimate the size of four groups of potentially vulnerable children:

  1. Children ages 0-17 years of age living in a household with at least one HIV-positive adult member age 18 or…

The logic model, designed by MEASURE Evaluation, complements and incorporates a series of benchmarks for assessing achievement of household case plans and determining the readiness of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households to exit from OVC programs through graduation. 

The…

Information from community-based health programs is important for understanding what HIV programs are doing to test, treat, and retain in care people who are living with HIV. However, until now there has been no centralized registry of community-based indicators to inform HIV programming at the…

A step-by-step framework for planning the introduction of PrEP

Building a program to introduce PrEP effectively requires action on many levels. Some steps need to be done in sequence, others can be done simultaneously. This framework outlines the steps in this process…

April 12, 2018

UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men,…

Integrating high-quality nutrition care, support, and treatment (NCST) services into service delivery platforms for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) requires providing healthcare workers with guidelines, job aids, and monitoring tools to facilitate effective prevention and treatment of malnutrition. To…

Condoms have long been an important tool in preventing not only the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, but also preventing unwanted pregnancies. How can we expand these services and improve their usage? AIDSFree has pulled together over a dozen essential resources on…

In late 2015, the Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations (LINKAGES) project established a global acceleration initiative to fast-track and strengthen delivery of a comprehensive package of health services for key populations (KPs) at scale. In this context, “…

Across all international organizations, data is hard to find, rarely coordinated, search tools are limited in their range, and resources are often focused on single issues. Users have not had a platform from which to browse the full repository of data that exists. The aim of…

This Excel workbook is designed to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs to estimate the size of two groups of potentially vulnerable children.

At present, four countries in the PEPFAR OVC portfolio do not have a recent DHS survey with HIV testing: Botswana,…

March 28, 2017

This Excel workbook is designed to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs to estimate the size of four groups of potentially vulnerable children.

The workbook includes point estimates and 95-percent confidence intervals at both the national and subnational…

Programs for orphans and vulnerable children need to know who most needs help. MEASURE Evaluation used population surveys to develop national and subnational estimates of children (including orphans and co-resident children) who live with at least one HIV-positive adult. 

Use this interactive map to connect with other programs implementing HIPs and to learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Developed with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, the map includes any relevant…

As children living with HIV (CLHIV) grow into adolescence and adulthood, caregivers and healthcare providers are faced with the sensitive challenge of when to disclose to a CLHIV his or her HIV status. Despite WHO recommendations for CLHIV to know their status, in countries most affected by HIV…

Angola has a generalized, heterosexually-driven HIV epidemic with an adult prevalence of 2.42 percent, according to 2014 estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS 2014a). The proportion of women receiving ART to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV has…

January 26, 2017

The EquityTool is an easy to use and easy to interpret mobile or tablet-based app that can be used to quickly evaluate the relative wealth of program beneficiaries.

Based on the USAID Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the …

Donors and country health planners need to compare the performance of country health systems to make informed investments and decisions, and until now, there were no global tools available to make these comparisons. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID's) Health System…

The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60 percent of people living with HIV are women. In support of the global 90-90-90 targets, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recommends reducing the number…

Despite considerable efforts to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in priority countries over the last five years, implementation has faced important challenges. Seeking to enhance the effect of VMMC programs for greatest and most immediate impact, the U. S.…

As part of its monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched a set of essential indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs. These outcome indicators reflect internationally accepted…

Timely access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) is vital to ensuring safe motherhood and reducing vertical transmission. Treatment guidance and programming has changed dramatically in recent years. While progress has been made in improving maternal health, more is needed, including efforts to…

The AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) was developed to provide countries with a standardized tool to obtain indicators for effective monitoring of national HIV/AIDS programs.

The design for the AIS was guided by the need to have a survey protocol that will provide, in a timely fashion and at a…

The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance,…

Background

Social and structural factors are now well accepted as determinants of HIV vulnerabilities. These factors are representative of social, economic, organizational and political inequities.…

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with a wide range of partners, have developed a package material entitled Care for Child Development to support families in promoting the development of young children through…

SPRING, in collaboration with other USAID-funded projects, FANTA, LIFT, and ASSIST, has recently released the Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Facility-Level Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (REF-NACS). 

The REF-NACS tool is designed to stimulate discussions,…

The report analyses the impact of CARE’s work around the world to tackle gender-based violence and considers how to build momentum to end the cycle of violence.

The report reviewed 50 program evaluations carried out from July 2011…