Global Health

East Africa International Epidemilogy Databases to Evaluate AIDS

The East Africa epidemiology 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 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), University of Toronto (Canada), Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University (Uganda), the Tanzanian National AIDS Control Program and the Kisesa Health Centre (Tanzania). Each of the four partner countries has a coordinator and several programs and sites that participate.

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 90-90-90 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 healthcare 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.

Leading a Worldwide Partnership

IeDEA East Africa has partners in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and North America.

Sponsors

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat and ultimately prevent infectious immunologic and allergic diseases.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

The National Institute of Children’s Health and Development (NICHD) was established to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including mental retardation and the events that occur during pregnancy.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is transforming understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and care.