Data for Implementation (Data.FI) is designed to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. The project is USAID’s primary mechanism for strengthening data, technology, and health information systems to support HIV activities.
Data for Implementation aims to improve global, regional, and national in-depth analyses of HIV epidemiologic and programmatic data. These analyses can then be directly applied to expedite the achievement of PEPFAR targets to attain and sustain control of the HIV epidemic. Data.FI’s focus also includes direct support to host-country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), thereby informing management responses to well-defined gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.
In Burundi, Data.FI is working with the MOH, USAID/Burundi, and PEPFAR clinical implementing partners to strengthen systems for collecting and reporting HIV data, to improve HIV data quality, and to strengthen use of HIV data for improved decision making and program planning within the public health system.
By the end of Data.FI, an advanced analytic approach for program implementation and scale-up will be institutionalized in PEPFAR countries and led by local organizations. HIV data systems will be supported by domestic investments and local capacity and flexible to emerging decision-making needs critical to epidemic control and maintenance.
Data for Implementation is a five-year global project led by Palladium along with JSI Research & Training Institute, Right to Care, Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, Cooper/Smith, IMC Worldwide, Jembi Health Systems, and Macro-Eyes, and funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).