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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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Strategic information for HIV programmes

Strategic information for HIV programmes

(p.146) Chapter 10 Strategic information for HIV programmes
The HIV Pandemic

Paul R De Lay

Nicole Massoud

Deborah L Rugg

Karen A Stanecki

Michel Carael

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The concept of a country-based HIV strategic information system described in this chapter encompasses a much broader scope than the monitoring of behavioural and epidemiological trends. The notion of strategic information is derived from the military and the private sectors, where information plays a crucial role in formulating, implementing, and evaluating strategies. In HIV, strategic information is now being seen as the cornerstone of an evidence-informed approach to the decision making required for designing and implementing effective prevention, treatment and care programmes. The data sources and methods used in collecting strategic information vary, but typically rely on data from surveillance systems and special surveys, health management information systems, programme and service monitoring, and operational research. It can be defined as acquiring, analyzing, and making use of relevant, consistent, accurate, timely, and affordable information from multiple sources in support of HIV strategies for the purpose of programme and service improvement.

Keywords:   strategic information, prevention programmes, care, treatment, surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, operational research

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