This HIV Child and Adolescent ARV Procurement Forecasting Tool is intended to assist program managers, clinicians and support staff in quantifying and budgeting for a program’s child and adolescent ARV needs. The tool:
- Allows the user to insert the number of children and adolescents needing ARVs; and
- Provides an output describing how the children and adolescents are expected to transition into different weight bands over time. This tool is dynamic in that it allows the user to customize both age and weight bands.
The tool’s forecasting is based on data collected on approximately 20,000 children and adolescents on ARVs across seven Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Network at Texas Children’s Hospital (BIPAI) Centers of Excellence (COE) during the time frame of 2006-2017. These BIPAI COEs are inclusive of the following countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. Click here to access the tool.
With funding from USAID, the tool was developed with collaborative efforts between the Technical Support to PEPFAR Programs in the Southern Africa Region (TSP) – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi and the Baylor College of Medicine Global TB Program.