CitationKirtley, Shona & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2011). Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Seven Steps to use Routine Information to Improve HIV/AIDS Programmes: A Guide for HIV/AIDS Programme Managers and Providers. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 118(8), 1028-1030.
AbstractThis guide, published by the US Agency for International Development and Measure Evaluation, outlines a variety of approaches to increase the effective utilisation of collected routine health data and information to inform and improve the provision of HIV/AIDS programmes throughout the world. The guide identifies seven steps that can help programme managers and providers to use existing health information to inform their own programmes by identifying key questions of interest and the data required to answer those questions. The seven steps outlined are: identify questions of interest; prioritise key questions of interest; identify data needs and potential sources; transform data into information; interpret information and draw conclusions; craft solutions and take action; continue to monitor key indicators. A number of illustrative examples are provided including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Thorp, John M., Jr.