The number of people living with HIV in Uganda is estimated at some 1,5 million. Every year, babies are born to HIV-infected mothers and risk starting their lives crippled by the disease. In 2012, the government of Uganda launched Option B +, a new prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme in collaboration with WHO. The antiretroviral treatment is available for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV.
As part of the National Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme, Pulse Lab Kampala developed an application that generates analysis and visualizations of real-time data tracking the implementation of Option B+.
A user-friendly dashboard was created to monitor the real-time performance of health centres in districts where the programme is being launched or ongoing. This interactive platform tracks in real time the indicators received from health centres across the country. The information is analyzed using several variables such as: number of patients going for regular antenatal care visits, number of HIV/AIDS cases, and number of patients receiving the option B+ treatment.
The dashboard also highlights relevant correlations between drop out rates in treatment and different relevant factors. For example, the application analyses the relation between stock-outs of medical supplies and drop out rates.
The purpose of the application is to enable the flow of timely information to address bottlenecks on the rollout of the Option B+ treatment in Ugandan districts.