As a broad assessment of PEPFAR’s contribution to the national coverage of PMTCT services in partner countries, Figure 5-4 shows PMTCT coverage in the 31 countries included as the focus for this evaluation from 2006 to 2009 (the years for which the best data were available at the time of the committee’s assessment). The annual figures for national coverage, inclusive of PEPFAR, and PEPFAR’s contribution to overall coverage were obtained by combining two publicly available indicators from the UNAIDS UNGASS reporting system: the national number of HIV-positive pregnant women receiving antiretroviral prophylaxis for PMTCT divided by the national estimated number of HIV-positive pregnant women. The annual figures for PEPFAR coverage alone were obtained by dividing PEPFAR’s programmatic indicator for pregnant women who received ARV prophylaxis for PMTCT (OGAC indicator 1.3) by the same UNGASS indicator
FIGURE 5-4 PEPFAR’s contribution to PMTCT coverage, 2006 to 2009 (aggregate data from 31 countries).
NOTES: This figure represents data from the 31 countries identified as the focus of this evaluation (see Chapter 2). Several adjustments were made in order to compare the data from OGAC and UNAIDS.
(1) When countries did not report PEPFAR programmatic data for a given year, this was interpreted as “0.”
(2) If the reported number of women reached with PMTCT by PEPFAR exceeded the reported national number of women reached with PMTCT, the committee set the reported national value equal to the reported PEPFAR PMTCT value. This occurred for four countries in 2006, three countries in 2007, and three countries in each 2008 and 2009.
(3) If the estimated national number of HIV-positive pregnant women or the national number of women reached with PMTCT services were missing or implausible, the committee created an estimate on the basis of available UNGASS indicator values from the surrounding years. Two countries were missing values in 2006, eight in 2007, two in 2008, and three in 2009.
SOURCE: Program monitoring indicators provided by OGAC; also UNAIDS, 2012a.