This article contains the SIMS 4.0 Above Site Assessment Tool, updated for release December 2018.
The SIMS Above-Site Tool assesses adherence to known HIV program quality standards above the level where services are provided (i.e. above site level). SIMS Core Essential Elements (CEEs) are organized into programmatic Sets, and measure adherence to known HIV program quality standards.
Set 1: HIV Planning, Coordination, and Management-Health
Set 2: OVC/Social Services
Set 3: Guideline and Policies
Set 4: Private Sector Engagement and Advocacy
Set 5: Human Resources for Health
Set 6: Commodities
Set 7: Quality Management
Set 8: Laboratory and Blood Transfusion Support
Set 9: Strategic Information: Surveillance, Surveys and Evaluation
Set 10: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance