The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to affect Kenya’s population. The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) needed a seamless digital business platform in the HIV Situation Room in Kenya to compile data and assign resources effectively.
This project is a strong example of how the cloud can play a vital role in health and life sciences, assisting medical professionals and researchers by streamlining processes and delivering cloud-based research. This tool would help to determine the needs of different areas of the country so that the right resources could be provided in an effort to end HIV by 2030.
Business intelligence provider iVEDiX used the Google Maps API to plot geographically related information in a manner that allows UNAIDS to easily make decisions and quickly identify location-based trends within their complex data sets. The combination of plotting geocoordinates of every health care clinic in Kenya along with the geographical boundary granularity offered by Google Maps allowed the team to leverage diverse datasets and overlay them on the Google Map. The program has gained new insights into how the HIV/AIDS epidemic is progressing — and where gaps exist.
Get the full story on this Onix customer and their work with the United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) in Directions Magazine.
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Michael Sliwka, Maps Sales Engineer
Michael is a Maps Sales Engineer at Onix. His primary focus is assisting Onix customers implement and optimize the Google Maps APIs. Michael has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors in North America and abroad, where he has assisted organizations in the utilization of geolocation technology.