HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit
An extension of Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems, this Toolkit contains various practical tools and guidance to support countries as they introduce point-of-care (POC) HIV technologies into existing national diagnostic networks and laboratory systems.
Organized using a modular framework, this Toolkit covers the following building blocks for HIV point-of-care testing:
- Site and Product Selection
- Site Enrollment and Training
- Site Monitoring and Post-Market Surveillance
- Quantification and Supply Planning
- Quality Assurance
Importantly, both the Toolkit and the Key Considerations guidance were developed in the context of pioneering, catalytic investments made by Unitaid in new point-of- care HIV diagnostic technologies across 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Robust implementation experience across more than 10 countries has served as the foundation for the development of both resources.
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