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), Brown University (US), Mt. Sinai (US), Duke University (US), University of Washington (US), Moi University (Kenya), Family AIDS Care and Education Services-FACES (Kenya), Infectious Disease Institute-IDI (Uganda), Masaka Regional Hospital HIV Care Clinic (Uganda), Rakai Health Sciences Program (Uganda), Mbarara University ISS Clinic (Uganda), the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Morogoro Regional Hospital, Tumbi Special Hospital and the Kisesa Health Centre (Tanzania).
East Africa International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS
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.
East Africa IeDEA Featured in IeDEA Global Newsletter
The September IeDEA Global newsletter highlights East Africa IeDEA research on adverse pregnancy and newborn outcomes, virus-related cancers and the IeDEA dashboard:
Announcing the 2022-24 trainee class for the Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program (FIMP)
In collaboration with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the US National Institutes of Health, six IeDEA regions working in low- and middle-income countries have created training opportunities for participants of FIC D43 HIV research and training programs, as well as for IeDEA regional investigators.
The FIMP is designed to help trainees develop skills in study design, data management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research involving large HIV clinical databases generated within IeDEA. As part of the FIMP, mentees will have access to IeDEA regional data for analyses that are conducted under the supervision of their respective IeDEA region.
- Marion Achieng Kariuki (Uganda)
- Nelson Kalema (Uganda)
- Benson Hamooya (Zambia)
- Billy Tsima (Botswana)
- Ebiere Clara Herbertson (Nigeria)
- Temitope Wunmi Ladi-Akinyemi (Nigeria)
- Smita Nimkar (India)
- Maylin Palatino (Philippines)
- Martin Ekat (Republic of Congo)
- Faustin Kanyabwisha (Rwanda)
- Fernanda Fonseca (Brazil)
- Genesis Huerta Vera (Peru)
Advancing Long-Term HIV Care and Treatment Strategies
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.