Monitoring in Real Time the Implementation of HIV Mother-to-Child Prevention Programme
In 2012, the Government of Uganda launched Option B +, a new prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program in collaboration with WHO. The antiretroviral treatment is available for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV.
As part of the program, Pulse Lab Kampala developed an application that generates analysis and visualizations of real-time data tracking the implementation of Option B+.
A user-friendly dashboard was created to monitor the real-time performance of health centers in districts where the program was being launched or was ongoing. This interactive platform tracks in real time the indicators received from health centers across the country. The information is analyzed using several variables such as: number of patients going for regular antenatal care visits, number of HIV/AIDS cases, and number of patients receiving the option B+ treatment.
The dashboard also highlights relevant correlations between drop out rates in treatment and different relevant factors. For example, the application analyses the relation between stock-outs of medical supplies and drop out rates.
The purpose of the application is to enable the flow of timely information to address bottlenecks on the rollout of the Option B+ treatment in Ugandan districts.
Source: UNAIDS, Uganda Ministry of Health
Date of Publication: March 25, 2019
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