Reduction in Mother-to-child Transmission

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Percentage of infants born to HIV-infected mothers who are infected 
What it measures

 To assess progress towards eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission.

Rationale
Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Calculation

The indicator will be calculated by taking the weighted average of the probabilities of mother-to-child transmission for pregnant women receiving and not receiving HIV prophylaxis, the weights being the proportions of women receiving and not receiving various prophylactic regimes.

Method of measurement

Spectrum, or other statistical modelling that uses programme coverage and efficacy studies

The indicator will be calculated by taking the weighted average of the probabilities of mother-to-child transmission for pregnant women receiving and not receiving HIV prophylaxis, the weights being the proportions of women receiving and not receiving various prophylactic regimes.
 

Measurement frequency

Annual

Disaggregation

Condom type: N/A

Education: N/A

Gender: N/A

Geographic location: N/A

HIV status: N/A

Pregnancy status: N/A

Sector: N/A

Service Type: 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

 This indicator focuses on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through increased provision
of antiretroviral medicines. The Spectrum HIV estimation modelling software takes into consideration the
type of antiretroviral regimen as well as additional factors that influence HIV transmission rates such as
infant feeding practices. For further information on Spectrum please consult the webpage of the UNAIDS/
WHO Estimates and Projections Reference Group listed below.
 

Further information