IeDEA East Africa
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Link to East Africa Publications in PubMed
Principal Investigators: Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Constantin Yiannoutsos
Regional Data Manager: Beverly Musick
Project Manager: Yee Yee Kuhn
Indiana University School of Medicine
The East African International 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 leads the East African region in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (U.S.), Columbia University (U.S.), University of Toronto (Canada), Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University (Uganda), the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (Kenya) and the Tanzanian National AIDS Control Program (Tanzania). 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.
Mission & Vision Statement
The primary goal of this 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. The current global focus is on achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. As such, our central hypothesis, is 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 healthcare environment. Over the next five years we will continue to utilize our expertise to identify and address barriers to optimal patient and program outcomes.
IeDEA East Africa has partners in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and North America. Each of these four countries has a country coordinator as well as several programs and sites that participate.