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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Percentage of pregnant women attending ANC who were tested for HIV and know their results
Full Unit:%
Year-range of Data:2009 - 2010
Source:WHO Global Health Observatory Data Repository
Link :http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.627?lang=en
Date Source Published:9th August 2014
Date Source Accessed:6th October 2014

The following countries had no data:
Algeria, Libya, Morocco, SADR, South Sudan, Tunisia

Alternative Data Sources

Pregnant Women Tested for HIV and Know Status

What does it mean ?

This indicator is the percentage of pregnant women who received testing and counseling for HIV in the last 12 months.

Why does it matter ?

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and during breastfeeding. It is important to test pregnant women for HIV so that those women who test positive for the virus can take action to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Mothers who receive testing and counseling early during pregnancy are more likely to benefit from HIV services and interventions to reduce transmission to their child.

How is it collected ?

Facility based registers that record information about the care provided to women before birth, during birth, and after birth were used to collect data on the number of women who received testing and counseling for HIV in a one year period. This information is then divided by an estimate of the number of pregnant women giving birth in the same year.

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Summary Definition, Methodology for Collection and Calculation

Alternative Data Sources

The data for each indicator on African Health Stats (AHS) are published by the UN agency, or UN inter-agency group, which holds responsibility for global monitoring of the indicator. This varies by indicator. Please refer to ‘Data Source’. AHS uses data from these sources because such data are internationally comparable and it is the mandate of those agencies to prepare such data and monitor progress internationally. In some cases the UN agency has made adjustments to the data in order to make national data internationally comparable, for example they may adjust national estimates to account for differences in survey design, the extent of potential underreporting, and the definition of what is being measured (eg. maternal deaths). This means that at times there may be discrepancies between national and international estimates. Individual countries may prefer to instead rely on national figures for national monitoring. For uniformity, AHS uses only international estimates of the UN agencies in data visualisations.

The following countries have communicated that they use alternative figures to monitor the indicator Pregnant Women Tested for HIV and Know Status instead of the figures that appear in AHS data visualisations. The most recent alternative figure supplied by these countries, by source are: Zimbabwe 2013 1999 (no source).

Collection Summary

Facility based registers that record information about the care provided to women before birth, during birth, and after birth were used to collect data on the number of women who received testing and counseling for HIV in a one year period. This information is then divided by an estimate of the number of pregnant women giving birth in the same year.

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