Final outcome of PMTCT
This indicator measures quality of programme follow-up to track exposed infants and ascertain final status.
- Effective PMTCT programmes must follow HIV-exposed infants until the end of the breastfeeding period to ensure that the full cascade of services and support is provided to HIV-positive mothers and their infants.
- The ability to ascertain final outcome status through routine programme data across multiple points of care is a key challenge.
HIV-exposed infants born within the past 12 months (or 24 months in breastfeeding settings) with known final outcome status
Estimated number of HIV-positive women who delivered within the past 12 months (or 24 months in breastfeeding settings)
Number of HIV-exposed infants who were born within the 12 months (or 24 months in breastfeeding settings) prior to the reporting period and registered in the birth cohort
For the numerator and programme-based denominator. Cohort birth tracking
For the population-based denominator: Modelling-based estimates (for example, Spectrum AIM)
Disaggregation of the numerator
- Outcome status (HIV-positive, HIV-negative, no longer breastfeeding)
WHO Strategic Information Guidelines, 2020 (https://indicatorregistry.unaids.org/sites/default/files/9789240000735-eng.pdf)
PMTCT_FO, PEPFAR, MER 2.0 (Version 2.4), September 2019, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PEPFAR-MER-Indicator-Reference-Guide-Version-2.4-FY20.pdf).