#Health: UNAIDS Upgrades its Use Digital in its Incessant Fight to End HIV/AIDS


iVEDiX, an innovative leader in digital visualization, analytics, and workflow solutions, has announced that its digital software platform has been selected as the technology that will continue to power the ’UNAIDS HIV Situation Room Program’ as it expands into five additional African countries.

‘The UNAIDS Situation Room’ is an initiative that contributes to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, as one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is currently implemented in 47 Kenyan counties. This project evolved from the joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS’ (UNAIDS) strategic goal of a 90-90-90 target for 2020. The objective is to have 90 percent of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90 percent of all people with the diagnosed HIV infection receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have durable viral suppression.

“The Situation Room program brings together different datasets on health,” said Taavi Erkkola, a senior advisor to UNAIDS, who is coordinating country support and building national capacity in data use. “The visual capabilities of the platform support Program Managers to do faster and easier data analysis, which strengthens programs and brings efficiencies in the right locations, at the right times.”

UNAIDS created this initiative with the aim of  providing a tool that would allow member states to collaborate virtually and access national, county and facility level information; and elected the iVEDiX Digital Platform in 2015 to implement the project.

iVEDiX is a mobile-first platform that accelerates enterprise innovation by facilitating rapid deployment of unique visualization, analytics, and workflow solutions. iVEDiX seamlessly integrates with existing global data infrastructures and health information systems while providing remote access to reports and easy access to insights and data analytics to enhance the HIV/AIDS response and is currently the integral technology behind the program’s success.

The iVEDiX Digital Platform provides unprecedented capabilities to interact with vast amounts of untapped real-time and historical health data and gives visibility to information on preventative and treatment services. This has aided ‘The Situation Room program,’  which grants insight to information on commodities such as drug inventory levels, logistics, and other key information with a focus on targeting the most burdened and at-risk population groups such as children and pregnant women.

UNAIDS leaders, African health stakeholders, and local health practitioners gain real-time data access to collaborate and empower decision making for testing, treatment, and inventory. Having complete access to information provides global, regional and facility-level organizations the capabilities to monitor the HIV/AIDS epidemic and improve lives worldwide.

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