Big Data, Big Dreams

Global Healthcare

The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief announced that William & Mary’s AidData is one of the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries. AidData will partner with organizations that have a local presence in Zambia and Uganda to help policymakers in these countries make healthcare decisions based on the best available data. “Without granular data on HIV/AIDS risk factors and investments and the right set of skills and tools to analyze such data, decision-makers are ill-equipped to help those who need help the most,” says Brad Parks ’03, AidData executive director. “We’re excited to provide data, tools and analysis that will help move the needle in the fight against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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