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HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies Key Considerations Document and Toolkit Launched

By Mercedes Perez Gonzalez | 04 Apr, 2018

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of all global health partners involved, we would like to invite you have a look at the following complementary resources launched today to support countries with planning, piloting, and integrating new POC diagnostic technologies into their national health programs:

-Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems is available in both English (http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/poc-toolkit/KCD_draft_English_...) and French (http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/poc-toolkit/KCD_draft_French_L...) and covers an array of topics across the planning and implementation continuum of POC HIV diagnostics, including policy and framework development; strategy and planning; regulations; quality assurance and data management; procurement and supply chain management; and monitoring and evaluation.

-HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit (http://www.childrenandaids.org/index.php/poc-toolkit-page) contains various practical tools and guidance to support countries with planning and integration of POC HIV diagnostics into national laboratory networks. Developed through a joint inter-agency consensus-building process and hosted by the Learning Collaborative on UNICEF’s Children
and AIDS website, the Toolkit currently consists of four modules: Product and Site Selection; Forecasting and Supply Planning; Regulations; and Quality Assurance. Additional modules are under development.

• For a short introductory video on these new resources visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0Qj4RpnS0&feature=youtu.be
• To share your thoughts about these resources and additional modules you would find useful, please take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJBWQNB
• For additional information, please contact Upjeet Chandan at

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