Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation is a critical component of effective management of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs.  In the context of PMTCT, M&E plays the following roles:

  • Helps determine whether existing health services are adequately prepared for the introduction of PMTCT interventions;
  • Identifies gaps for the integration of PMTCT services into antenatal care and maternal and child health services;
  • Identifies weaknesses in the management information system (MIS) and tracking system of PMTCT services;
  • Provides guidance on ways to provide and maintain high-quality services; and
  • Supports implementation by providing ways to learn from experience, improve health activities, and promote better planning.