Featured Project: Open Geospatial Data to Combat HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire
The project is designed to enhance the use of health data by the government of Côte d’Ivoire, civil society organizations and local communities.
In Côte d’Ivoire, a remaining challenge in combatting HIV/AIDS is to more effectively target hotspots and ensure that resources are finding their way to communities with the greatest needs. With funding from PEPFAR, AidData has partnered with Development Gateway, the Ministry of Health, and USAID/Côte d’Ivoire to build the OpenDCH, a hub of collaboration that will enhance the capacity of the government and other stakeholders to use data on HIV/AIDS to identify high risk areas, understand where services are placed, and close gaps in prevention and treatment. Along with two Ivorian fellows embedded at AidData, researchers are analyzing data collected from this project to conduct a geospatial impact evaluation to see which approaches have led to the greatest impact.