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Minimum Requirements for effective HIV prevention programming

There are many factors to consider when programming for HIV prevention, so many in fact that
managers' best intentions are often sidetracked as they try to address all of them. Experience
tells us that there are minimum requirements that must be addressed for HIV prevention
programmes to be effective.

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User Instruction: Review the bulleted list of minimum requirements below. Regarding each of the minimum requirements, answer the question: Have you considered this minimum requirement in your programming for the geographical area(s) in which you work/operate? A "No" response will link you to the best resources available to guide you to meet these minimum requirements. A "Yes" response will advance you to the next step in the Toolkit.

Have you considered the following minimum requirements in your HIV prevention programming for the geographical area(s) in which you work/operate?

Decide on what basis you will know that data is being used to improve programmes

Develop a Performance Monitoring Plan, including clear-cut reporting requirements and procedures

Establish a set of standard indicators which you will use to report

Regular maintenance and updating of the forms/templates/registers with data to track indicators and performance

Conduct a programme review at least quarterly to know programme status

Conduct data quality assessment at least annually

Develop a plan to share your data with relevant partners

Use the generated/available data for advocacy purposes

Use the generated/available data for reprogramming or planning purposes