At the end of May, the next five year funding cycle (2016-2021) for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS – Southern Africa project was confirmed. Led by co-Principal Investigators Prof. Matthias Egger and Prof. Mary Ann Davies (University of Cape Town) the project is supported by several NIH institutes: NIAID, NICHD, NCI, NIMH, and NIDA.
Southern Africa is the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with some of the largest antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes worldwide. IeDEA-SA undertakes research to improve the long-term delivery of HIV care and ART services. The combined database includes individual-level data on more than 640,000 adults and children on ART in 17 large collaborating cohorts in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.