PMTCT services that refer to care and support facilities

Export Indicator

The percentage of venues offering the minimum package for preventing HIV in infants and young children (see core indicator 3, Prevention and care service points, for definition) which have specific written guidance on how to make referrals to facilities o
What it measures

The indicator estimates the coverage of referral services from clinics offering PMTCT services to long-term care and support facilities for HIV-positive women.

Rationale
Numerator

The number of venues offering the minimum package of services which have specific written guidance on making referrals for HIV-positive women to facilities offering long-term care and support for HIV-infected women.

Denominator

The total number of venues offering the minimum package of PMTCT services

Calculation
Method of measurement

The indicator can be measured during a health facility survey by asking if there is written guidance for referrals. If the answer is in the affirmative a copy of the guidelines should be requested or later review.

Measurement frequency
Disaggregation

Age group:

Education: N/A

Gender: N/A

Geographic location: N/A

Pregnancy status: N/A

Sector: N/A

Target: N/A

Time period: N/A

Type of orphan: N/A

Vulnerability status: N/A

Explanation of the numerator
Explanation of the denominator
Strengths and weaknesses

The indicator only considers whether there is written guidance and therefore does not reveal  whether referrals are actually made.

Further information