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close this bookLocal Monitoring and Evaluation of the Integrated Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission in Low-income Countries (UNAIDS, 2000, 69 p.)
close this folder9. Extended Evaluation Topics
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View the document9.1. Impact on Child Mortality
Open this folder and view contents9.2. Impact of infant feeding counselling
View the document9.3. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Intervention Program
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View the document9.5. Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy
View the document9.6. Referral to support services
View the document9.7. Incidence of HIV Infection among Women during Lactation

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This last chapter provides guidance on several extended (or optional) evaluation topics. These topics may be seen as essential in some participating programs while in other settings they may be viewed as less important or overly labour-intensive. Based on local/national needs and available resources, program planners in each country must prioritise which one(s), if any, of these extended evaluation topics they will address as integral components of their program.

The focus of this chapter is on the conduct of applied research and surveillance to address specific unresolved issues, to optimise the impact and cost-effectiveness, and to minimise the risks of an intervention program designed to reduce mother-to-child transmission (MCT) of HIV in resource-poor settings. Each extended evaluation topic is introduced and described concisely in this document. Readers in need of a more comprehensive discussion on methodological issues are referred to the selection of "Recommended further readings".