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Process indicator information system: a tool for monitoring and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs.


Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):184 (abstract no. Mo.D.1760). Unique

2 Family Health InternationalObjective: To monitor and supervise the implementation of 39 subprojects with local government and non government organizations for HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention in collaboration with Family Health International with funds from USAID. Methods: Brazil is a AIDSCAP priority country. In order to supervise and monitor the implementation of subprojects it was created a local infrastructure with qualified team. This team developed together with local GO and NGOs a total of 17 large subprojects and 22 small projects (funds up to 5,000 USD). Each sub project summarizes in the logframe table the measurable indicators and the means of verification that ultimately will assess the overall project implementation. In order to register properly process indicators for each large and small subproject, a process indicator form (PIF) was developed. The large projects based their PIFs in the projects logframe table and a standard form was created for the small projects. The form is an important tool to register data on monthly basis (for large projects) or at the end of project for the small ones. All project managers, coordinators and assistants were trained to understand the concept of PIF and the needs to register all the required data to follow up subprojects perfomance. Results: From August 93 to September 95 a total of 216,349 people were educated, 4,930 were trained on HIV/AIDS prevention, 91,187 STDs patients were diagnosed and treated, 36,353,105 condoms were distributed 25,563,930 sold and 10,789,179 free) by the AIDSCAP Project in Brazil.Constrain: Despite training we have an important underreporting of process indicator data. Not all activities are contemplated in the forms, therefore are not recorded. NGO and GO are not used to register educational activities in systematic basis. Positive points: An important improvement of data collection and registration was accomplished specially by the NGO. NGO's are now more prepared and aware of the need to register activities as part of a self assessment. The PIF information system has improved the local agencies monitoring and evaluation process. Conclusion:1. Refinement of PIF collection and reporting is a ongoing process. 2. Retrospective analyses and review of some subprojectss can improve significantly data collection.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PREVENTION & CONTROL *Health Education *Health Services *HIV Infections/PREVENTION & CONTROL *Program Evaluation


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