This implementation starter kit describes and provides access to all the materials used in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) component of FHI 360’s Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership (ZPCT). The program resulted in a significant increase in the use of PMTCT services as well as significant reductions in the mother-to-child transmission of HIV among ZPCT clinic clients. It now serves as a model for other countries. This kit is designed to be used by program designers to replicate the success of the ZPCT PMTCT program in other settings.
The toolkit is a collection of assessment tools and checklists that describe the key considerations to be taken into account when transitioning to Option B/B+. The toolkit provides a roadmap to support the planning and implementation of Option B/B+, and to help countries scale up more effective interventions and programs to achieve the goals of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive.