IeDEA PROGRAM

International Epidiomiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA)

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Introduction

IeDEA is a multi-center, multi-country research project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. This sponsored through Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY (Einstein).

  • Dr Kathryn Anastos and Dr Donald Hoover are the dual US co-PIs.
  • Dr Anastos who supports most of RASD Rwanda activities is a professor of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY and Dr Hoover is a Professor of statistics at Rutgers University.
  • Dr Eugene Mutimura the Executive Director of RASD Rwanda is the Central African IeDEA project Director and Rwandan PI.
    Prof Niyongabo Theodore is the IeDEA PI in Burundi
  • Dr Yumo Habbakuk is the IeDEA PI in Cameroon
  • We are currently not directly working in DR Congo but arrangements are underway to collaborate with sites indicated on the Map of DR Congo.

    Background and Rationale

  • In several African countries there has been expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment to more patients, even in more remote rural areas.
  • However, there is paucity of information on treatment outcome i.e. more information is needed to expand our knowledge on why some patients do well on ART while others do not.
  • Several answers may be obtained from some existing studies but adequate answers to related cluster of questions are needed from a relatively large data base and follow up over a long time.
  • The IeDEA program that RASD Rwanda coordinates is part of global This will be made possible by the IEDEA database Global research consortium, involving seven participating regions: West, East, Central and Southern Africa; South and North America; and Asia and Pacific.
  • Goal and Objectives of the Program

    Goal

    To create Central African IeDEA (CA-IeDEA) regional database that compiles data from key HIV care facilities using secondary data

    Purpose:

  • To enable researchers and program implementers to achieve the following objectives
  • To address research questions in HIV/AIDS that are not possible to answer with currently-existing individuals mall cohorts.
  • To increase the generalization of study results through the use of data from different settings and populations.
  • To enable investigators to use quality data, and to train on how to scientifically write manuscripts for publication on peer-reviewed journals, apply and obtain funding for Rwandan and African investigators.
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    RASD Rwanda Team visit Cameroon Yaounde on International Epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS project. Seated on the right is Dr Eugene Mutimura, RASD Rwanda Legal Representative. In the middle standing is Dr Kathryn Anastos professor at Einstein, NY the US PI for the project. First on the left standing, is Benjamin Muhoza (RASD Rwanda IT and Data Manager Expert) and second on the left is Dr Jean Claude Dusingize, RASD Rwanda Clinical Epidemiologist. The rest were members of the National Ethics Committee in Cameroon 2012.