Pharmacy teams Solthis have developed a simple and visual for measuring the period of availability of ARVs on the scale of a health facility, region or country, taking into account the needs related to growth the extension of the support.
For each molecule, the period of availability (n) can be determined from three parameters:
- requirements necessary for initiations monthly (a)
- requirements necessary for patients already on treatment (b)
- stocks available (SD)
By its graph, this tool provides a clear and rapid periods of availability of ARVs and the number of patients involved for each drug, in a context extension support. It allows to alert all stakeholders in case of availability of critical or overstock. This tool is already used in Niger and Guinea.
Feel free to contact us to receive this tool, it is free and available on request.
The use of this tool has been the subject of a paper at the Fifth Conference of Francophone fight against HIV / AIDS in Casablanca (Morocco, 28-31 March 2010).