AAU Database of HIV/AIDS Resource Persons

Part of African Universities Responding to HIV/AIDS Programme.

AMREF Online Resource Centre

AMREF’s reference & information hub providing a platform for health workers in Africa to access appropriate information. Provides full-text online access to AMREF publications.

HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Research and Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa (NIAID/RTI)

HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria present a growing crisis in global health. In response, the United States and the worldcommunity initiated numerous research projects aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.The global response created a need for a database providing accurate and easily accessible information on current projects and research capacity in developing countries. In response, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) tasked RTI International with developing an Internet-accessible database to meet this need. The current database, focusing on research activities and capabilities in sub Saharan Africa, serves as a prototype for review and comment.

TrustAfrica AIDS Wiki

Includes online databases of organisations and experts.

Southern Africa

SADC  HIV and AIDS Database & Information Portal

The SADC HIV and AIDS Research Database and Information Portal are web based information systems for on-line or off-line collecting and sharing of research projects and HIV and AIDS research experts in the region. These research projects range from prevention to treatment, care, support, policy and capacity building. The database thus allows Member States to directly upload onto the portal, abstracts of HIV and AIDS researches undergoing in their own countries without necessarily having to rely on the Secretariat.

Technical Support Facility Southern Africa


AIDS in Ethiopia Online Database

AIDS in Ethiopia Online Database presents indicators derived from estimations and projections produced by the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia during the preparation of the AIDS in Ethiopia: 6th Report. This online database is an easy-to-use web based system that makes basic HIV/AIDS indicators available to public health professionals, researchers and the public at large. The system will enable you to query for a specific indicator filtered by region, period, residence, age category and gender. The site also contains publications and charts related to AIDS in Ethiopia report.


Malawi Social Science and HIV/AIDS (MaSoSHA) Research Database

MaSoSHA facilitates free, publicly accessible research of HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Using MaSoSHA, researchers can locate articles, working papers, survey data, policy documents, and other useful products of social science and HIV/AIDS research conducted in Malawi. The data collected here represents researchers from around the globe and the collection is consistently expanding as new research is conducted. MaSoSHA is maintained by a consortium of researchers at Chancellor College (University of Malawi), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California-Los Angeles. MaSoSHA was built in 2008 with the support of a grant from the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center and in partnership with Global Medical Knowledge.


Namibian HIV/AIDS Literature Database

The Namibian HIV/AIDS Literature Database provides a unique space where all published research related to the HIV epidemic in Namibia can be accessed. This compilation of information is critical for those government ministries charged with responding to the epidemic as well as for researchers to better understand the epidemic in Namibia and make informed decisions on research gaps.

South Africa

HIV911 Database

Do you know what HIV/AIDS-related services are available in your area? Do you know where these HIV/AIDS-related services are located? The HIV-911 Directory is your comprehensive guide to HIV/AIDS-related support services in South Africa. Access the free HIV-911 Directory  on 0860 HIV (448) 911 or call *120*448# from your mobile phone.

UCT  HIV/AIDS Research Database

This database contains all the research being done on HIV and AIDS by UCT staff. It is updated annually, although ad hoc additions are also made throughout the year.

Zanempilo Disability Information System

Although designed specifically for Zanempilo’s disability project, this system is adaptable to other community-based projects, and collects detailed information about the project’s clients. Information is collected by project staff, who are given statistics sheets to record all information after seeing clients. The sheets are then collected monthly and input into the system. The information system has the following features: a database of clients with information on their addresses, disabilities, needs, assessments, and current Community Rehabilitation Workers; assessment forms from professionals on the clients showing their history and other relevant information; individual and group staff reports showing attendance, self-development, client activities and leave status. These are displayed in the form of graphs and pie charts; an advanced search function.



AfyaPro is a system developed by Dar es Salaam-based software house NPK Technologies. It includes patient,  laboratory and pharmacy managment as well as billing systems. It is the most implemented hospital management software in Tanzania, for both Government and Private Hospitals.  Its key success areas have been its simple design, direct approach, Easy Retrieval of Government Reports like MTUHA,  powerful patient billing tool, pharmacy stock control and its implementation methodology. The team behind AfyaPro’s success are now in the process of introducing new features to reduce hardware costs by enabling AfyaPro to run in the thin client environment,  support for computers with lower specifications and lower power consumption.

HISP Tanzania

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) under the project called Health Information System Programme (HISP) sheltered in the Department of Computer Science is working closely with MoHSW in collaboration with local and international partners to assist in the re-design, development and in sustaining the health information systems which include ensuring use of information for all health related management interventions and in health services provision, establishing appropriate data flows and feedback mechanisms and ensuring availability of flexible software tool for health data processing, analysis and reporting.


Education and HIV & AIDS Database

The Education and HIV & AIDS database shares information and documents on Education and HIV & AIDS. It is coordinated by the UNESCO office in Harare and seeks to address information needs of governmental and non-governmental organisations, teachers, researchers, university students and other individuals working in the field of Education and HIV & AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa. In addition to the online database, there is joint liaison with the HIV and AIDS component of the Harare Documentation Centre, where several documents can be consulted. Currently, the database contains close to 500 data entries related to education programmes, policy planning and management, prevention and social support and impact mitigation, among others. In addition, one can access related websites such as the International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP), the International Bureau of Education (IBE) and many others.


CDC Global AIDS Program Country Data

Directory of Medical Schools

This database is provided to facilitate communication with and between medical schools. It does not serve and is not intended to serve as a grant of international recognition for the medical schools that are listed. Work on the database of medical schools began in early 2000 and has taken information from a variety of sources, such as consultation with regional experts, Internet research and contact with the individual schools themselves. The information here is dynamic; as schools move, merge and undertake name changes, as new schools are established, our database changes accordingly.

Global HIV/AIDS Initiatives Network (GHIN) Database [part public – part restricted]

The database is the outcome of a systematic search for research on three HIV/AIDS Global Health Initiatives (GHIs): the Global Fund, the World Bank’s Multi-country AIDS Project (MAP) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The rationale for the database is that search engines throw up well over 30 million hits for GHIs, of which very few provide useful evidence on their effects; and peer-reviewed journals are too slow to capture up-to-date evidence on this fast developing field.

I-TECH HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Materials Database [public]

I-TECH has developed this resource with support from the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau and the CDC Global AIDS Program to provide program planners and trainers an efficient way to find clinical training materials for use in resource-limited settings. The content and organization of the database is informed by our own experience working in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean helping to build local capacity for clinical training and care. We include materials from over 300 organizations around the world; while English is the predominant language of these materials, over a dozen other languages are represented.

Measure DHS HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database [public]

The HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database provides an easily accessible comprehensive source of information on HIV/AIDS indicators derived from sample surveys. The database allows the user to produce tables for specific countries by select background characteristics, as well as country reports. The indicators included are primarily derived from the UNAIDS National AIDS Programmes: Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation. The guide provides standardized indicators for measuring the success of HIV/AIDS programs. Included are a number of indicators identified to monitor the goals set at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the Millennium Development Goals, and strategic goals of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Currently, the main sources of HIV/AIDS indicators in the database are the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the Reproductive Health Surveys (RHS), the Sexual Behavior Surveys (SBS), and Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS). The database is designed to be global in scope, eventually covering all countries for which indicators are available.

PEPFAR (USA) Country Data [public]

Country-specific information about PEPFAR-supported efforts. Resources include: PEPFAR Country Profiles, Partnership Frameworks, PEPFAR Partners, Operational Plan Summaries, Proposed Country Operational Plans, PEPFAR Bilateral Countries.

The Global Fund Grant Portfolio [public]

Search for Global Fund funded programs, find program related proposals, grant agreements, disbursements requests and grant performance records, Customize and download Global Fund progress reports or find in-country contacts (CCMs, PRs, LFAs) and Portfolio Managers.

UNAIDS CoATS – Coordination of AIDS Technical Support [registration required]

CoATS is a practical tool in the form of a shared database with up-to-date information on Technical Support (TS) activities.
Major partners will input data on planned and on-going TS activities. The database will provide information on providers, funders and recipients of the TS. CoATS will: Facilitate collabaration and exchange of information on TS activities at global, regional and country level; Encourage coordination of technical support between providers and users; Facilitate access by country partners to timely and quality assured technical support.

UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Preventive Education [public]

Collection, analysis and dissemination of curricula and related teaching and learning material for HIV/AIDS preventive education at primary and secondary levels worldwide.

UNICEF Evaluation Database [public]

UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned.  This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards.  Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date.

WHO Global Health Atlas [public]

In a single electronic platform, the WHO’s Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors. In so doing, the Atlas specifically acknowledges the broad range of determinants that influence patterns of infectious disease transmission. Over the next year, the system aims to provide a single point of access to data, reports and documents on the major diseases of poverty including malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, the diseases on their way towards eradication and elimination (such as guinea worm, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis) and epidemic prone and emerging infections for example meningitis, cholera, yellow fever and anti-infective drug resistance.

World Bank HIV/AIDS Projects

Includes World Bank Financing for HIV/AIDS, an excel file, listing all HIV/AIDS projects with funding of at least US$1 million for HIV/AIDS, and World Bank HIV/AIDS projects, a list of HIV/AIDS projects approved since 1990, including projects in other sectors with significant HIV/AIDS components.