Both people who live with HIV and those who are at high risk for contracting HIV over their lifetime require services and treatment over extensive periods of time. This long-term treatment is only possible with a coordinated, holistic, and sustained approach. Data is key to epidemic control and is required across the continuum of care—first to identify clients at risk of HIV, then to link them to the proper services and treatments, and finally to keep them in care throughout their lifetime.
Data.FI is a global project that helps countries strengthen and sustain access to key, high quality data with which to make informed decisions to accelerate and maintain HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control. The project supports four services areas: digital health systems strengthening, data analytics, decision support interventions, and data standards and governance.
DT Global is leading and supporting the identification and implementation of responsible data approaches into the Data.FI activity. This includes data protection, privacy, and security, data transparency and openness, data privacy regulations, and data system usage and sustainability. We also provide technical guidance on data ethics, digital inclusion, and “do no harm” principles when using data.
Results to date include: