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IeDEA West Africa
International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS
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The WADA (West Africa Data Base on Antiretroviral Therapy) collaboration was launched in July 2006 and renews in 2011 his commitment to continue and expand the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Program in West Africa, the region 8 of this program for five additional years. The WADA collaboration is a consortium of leading clinicians and clinical epidemiologists. WADA is coordinated by the WADA Coordinating Center (CC) at the Bordeaux School of Public Health (ISPED) within the Bordeaux University, France with a WADA Regional Office (RO) hosted by PAC-CI, a research-oriented non-governmental organization based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

WADA is a unique collaboration among clinical centres in West Africa with almost five years of experience. Its mission is to conduct hypothesis-driven epidemiological research on the prognosis and outcomes of HIV-1 and HIV-2-infected people, including adults, pregnant mothers, and children in care and generally on treatment, as well as HIV-exposed children.

Overall aims

The overall aims of WADA are :

Specific aims

The priority research agenda will address the following topics: retention in care, natural history of HIV-2 and HIV-1/HIV-2 infections, cancer, malaria, hepatitis B, pregnancy outcomes, pharmacovigilance, adolescent and pediatric access and efficiency of care.

All activities will be carried out in the West Africa region but this database will also contribute to the multi-regional research agenda of the IeDEA initiative.

Working groups