Driving the LINKAGES Technical Agenda Forward

Written by Lirica Nishimoto, Program Officer, LINKAGES Three years of the intensive Program Acceleration effort have helped many LINKAGES countries successfully lay the foundation for, as well as scale up, quality key population programming. Countries now need support to optimize critical interventions, new technologies, and proven strategies to continue advancing to the next level of …

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Strategic information and data use for quality improvement in the LINKAGES project (Part II)

Written by Virupax Ranebennur, Senior Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Strategic information and LINKAGES Strategic information (SI) is used to support the implementation of an evidence-based approach across the entire USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project. The system consists of global guidelines that standardize the approach for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), tools for assessing M&E and measuring improvements …

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What is strategic information and why is it needed for key population programs? (Part I)

Written by Virupax Ranebennur, Senior Technical Advisor, LINKAGES What is strategic information? UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets focus on three global goals to be achieved by the year 2020: 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status, 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90 …

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