The HIV component of the SIME HIV/STI database is an information system for case management, integrating the follow-up for each PLHIV once a diagnosis is made and the new case is confirmed. Hence, the HIV component of the SIME HIV/STI includes the following chapters: new cases, and case management (patient follow-up, investigations done, treatment provided). Social services and welfare that any given person has benefited from should be reflected in SIME HIV/STI too, with data being entered by the infectious diseases specialist based upon the data provided by the social worker, with those two collaborating within the district multidisciplinary team.
The national M&E system in HIV/AIDS comprises 12 components, organized in 3 rings. The outer ring represents the human resources, partnerships and planning to support data collection and data use. It includes individuals, organisations, functions/actions, and the organisational culture that are fundamental to improving and sustaining M&E system performance. The middle ring focuses on the mechanisms through which data are collected, verified, and transformed into useful information. The centre of the diagram represents the central purpose of the M&E system: using data for decision-making
The HIV/AIDS M&E Plan has the goal to guide coordinated and efficient collection, analysis, use, and provision of information that will enable the tracking of the progress made in the national response to HIV/AIDS and enhance informed and sound decision-making and policy for the HIV and AIDS interventions
The M&E Unit was created as part of the Scientific and Practical Center of Public Health and Health Management of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova, which later on was reorganized in the National Centre for Health Management of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova. The M&E unit is in charge to develop, to implement and sustain the functionality of the M&E systems for the National Health Programmes, including the National Programme on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS/STIs.