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PSM Area - Policy
Tool name Co-trimoxazole Prophylaxis for HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Infants and Children: Practical approaches to implementation and scale up (UNICEF/WHO)
Sub-categories HIV/AIDS
Commodities Medicines
Latest update 2009
Version None
Developed by UNICEF
When to use When developing national strategic plans for scaling up co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for children who are exposed to or who have HIV in resource-constrained settings. The actions required at the national level to establish procurement and supply systems that can support national programme scale up efforts are outlined in the document. The principal audiences for this document include national, provincial and district-level programme managers, planners, trainers and implementing partners.
Languages English
Level of use Central
Form PDF document, 2.3 MB
Amount of training / ta required None
Inputs & Outputs None
Cost Free
Advantages This guide was developed to assist national programme managers and implementing partners to effectively implement and rapidly scale up the uptake of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis within the context of existing HIV and MNCH programmes. Contents include a brief review of the evidence supporting the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in children; a summary of common barriers to implementation; strategies and tools to facilitate scale up; and a rapid assessment tool for scaling up co-trimoxazole prophylaxis.
Limitations None
Availability http://www.unicef.org/aids/files/CotrimoxazoleGuide_2009.pdf
http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/p.../co-trimoxazole/en/index.html
Remarks For more information contact: Matthew Barnhart (UNICEF)
Contact mbarnhart@unicef.org
Submission date 2010-08-24
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