Antiretrovirals: unit prices and volume

Export Indicator

Volume and prices of antiretrovirals per regimen
What it measures

The average unit prices of antiretroviral regimens for a country’s HIV programme and the associated procurement volume

Rationale

The average unit prices and procurement volume of antiretroviral commodities help monitor the antiretroviral medicine mar- ket dynamics and support the process of triangulating people reported to be on antiretroviral therapy.

Data type:

The average unit price per pack of regimen in US$, and the absolute number of packs procured within a given period.

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Calculation

Not applicable

Method of measurement

Procurement and supply chain management systems

Data collection tools:

Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS)

Measurement frequency

Annually

Disaggregation
  • By procurement batches. The number of packs procured needs to be provided for each batch of procurement of a regimen/formulation. When batch level data do not exist, then average annual unit price and the total number of packs procured annually need to be reported for this indicator.
Strengths and weaknesses

The procurement supply chain management systems (PSM) in countries maintain information on health commodity procurement at the central level. In some countries, there are LMIS that monitor commodities data at the level of the health facility. These information systems may be able to provide the data for reporting on this indicator.

Further information

Annex 2