East Africa International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS

The East Africa International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA-EA) is one of seven regional data centers funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data. Indiana University School of Medicine leads the East Africa region in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (US), Columbia University (US), University of California Riverside (US), Brown University (US), Mt. Sinai (US), Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University (Uganda), the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the Kisesa Health Centre (Tanzania). Each of the four partner countries has a coordinator and several programs and sites that participate.

East Africa partner locations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania

Each region in the IeDEA consortium collaborates with clinical sites to identify and define key variables, harmonize and effectively analyze the data to generate large datasets. These data have been merged across regions to address research questions related to the impact of the global ART rollout on HIV-related clinical outcomes and helped inform global agencies such as WHO and UNAIDS.

IeDEA-EA maintains summary data visualizations to help monitor key outcomes and cohort characteristics within the East Africa region.

Advancing Long-Term HIV Care and Treatment Strategies

The primary goal of the IeDEA-EA consortium is the provision of answers to questions that clinicians, programs, governments and international organizations consider central to the evolution and sustainability of their long term HIV care and treatment strategies. To achieve the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets, the consortium is exploring a central hypothesis that retention in the HIV care cascade and treatment outcomes are influenced by patient-level developmental and behavioral factors in addition to factors within the ambient health care environment. Over the next five years IeDEA East Africa will continue to utilize its expertise to identify and address barriers to optimal patient and program outcomes.

Offering Expertise in Data Management and Research

The East African Regional Data Center houses expertise in merging, sharing and analyzing routine data collected within HIV care and treatment programs as well as proficiency in the design, conduct and analysis of implementation research.

IeDEA Data Exchange Standard (IeDEA DES) is a common data model for sharing observational HIV data.

IeDEA International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS

IeDEA is an international research consortium established in 2006 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data.

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