Press Release: New AIDS Data Hub app provides key information on the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific
BANGKOK, 24 January 2017—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the AIDS Data Hub, a regional data analysis team, have launched a mobile application called AIDSDataHub. The app features strategic information including UNAIDS Snapshots: HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific which is an interactive report with links to videos, colourful infographics and bite-size information on the HIV epidemic and response in countries, as well as on key populations at higher risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
Countries have pledged to reach 10 commitments that will Fast-Track the HIV response by 2020 in order to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The app provides access to evidence on how the targets are being achieved, as well as a look at key indicators related to Fast-track targets such as trends in new HIV infections, HIV prevention and treatment coverage. It contains more than 60 different data products totaling more than 1000 pages of data, analytic graphs and informative visuals, which are organized by country, population and thematic area.
“We need a data revolution in order to have the right information to track the progress countries are making towards the Fast-Track targets,” said Steve Kraus, Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific. “The AIDSDataHub app supports researchers, government and civil society programme managers by providing a comprehensive set of accurate information on a regular basis.”
The app can be downloaded for free through the Apple store or Google Play. Many of the graphs and visuals contain key messages, which support evidence-informed solutions and can help with Fast-Track advocacy efforts.
UNAIDS Bangkok | Saya Oka| tel. +66 2680 4128 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at unaids.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.