ART Costing Tool Crosswalk: PEPFAR ART Costing Model (PACM)
PEPFAR ART Costing Model (PACM)
- Data are collected through retrospective program data review, including accounting records, expenditure logs, prescribing records, equipment inventories, and routine reporting forms.
- Additional data are collected through key informant interviews to identify the programmatic activities to which resources were devoted and to develop a comprehensive description of the structure and functioning of the HIV treatment program at each facility.
- Qualitative interview questions elicit the concerns, perceptions, and expectations of program staff members regarding program operating costs, scale-up, and sustainability.
Estimates comprehensive costs of HIV treatment scale-up. Evaluates how costs change over time and what resources are needed from both the perspective of the country and of PEPFAR.
- What are the costs of supporting HIV treatment programs for ART and pre-ART patients over a five-year period?
- How do these costs change over time?
- What resources are required for scale-up both from PEPFAR and the country’s perspective?
ART, pre-ART, first line, second line, adult/pediatric, newly initiated/established, administrative/management, overheads, and investments are included.
Total costs of supporting HIV treatment services by year/quarter, by cost component, by patient type (first line, pediatric, etc.), by program activity, and by funder; total cost and quantity needed for each ARV by quarter.
- Has a narrow focus on ART services
- Currently, the model does not include costs of related interventions (e.g., inpatient care, counseling and testing, PMTCT [except as it relates to women already on ART], and TB/HIV care).
- Does not predict resource gaps
- Not yet publicly available
Model not yet publicly available for download, but is available on request.
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