(KP_MAT_NAT / SUBNAT) Percentage of people who inject drugs (PWID) on medication assisted therapy
Medication assisted therapy programs should be an access point for PWID and the program should refer and link to ARV treatment programs, PMTCT for female PWID and a range of other prevention services.
It is important to know how many people are reached in order to monitor how well programs are reaching PWIDs with medication-assisted treatment. This information can be used to plan and make decisions on how well the PWID audience is being reached with medication-assisted treatment. If a small percentage of the intended audience is being reached, then it would be recommended that activities are adjusted to improve reach. If a large percentage of the intended audience is being reached, then headquarter staff would want to take these lessons learned and disseminate them to other countries. The country can use the information to improve upon the quality of the program as well as scale-up successful models.
Number of people who inject drugs (PWID) on medication assisted therapy
Number of people who inject drugs (PWID) on MAT
Data should be collected continuously at the organization level as part of service delivery and aggregated in time for national reporting cycles.
Explanation of Numerator:
The numerator is generated by counting the total number of individuals who have been on treatment for at least 6 months since initiation of medication-assisted treatment (e.g. using methadone or buprenorphine to treat drug dependency) at any point in time within the reporting period. The numerator should equal the number of adults who initiated and remain on medication- assisted treatment for at least 6 months prior to the end of the reporting period. Adults who initiated or transferred in during the reporting period should be counted only if they have completed a minimum of 3 months.
To adequately plan the key populations medication-assisted therapy (MAT) program, these numbers are needed from both the National and subnational level. The subnational level is considered that in which the country team has prioritized their program (PSNU; District, province etc). This data should be entered for all SNUs, regardless of PEPFAR funding supporting these geographical area; so that the total of the sub-National number should equal the total number of National number.
USG country team
Narratives should include information on what time period these results represent.