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SAP technology to fight AIDS in Africa

SAP technology to fight AIDS in Africa

SAP SE, a market leader in enterprise application software, has announced that its technology is helping The Global Fund, an international financing organisation fighting AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, to simply understand how its financial investments are being used for disease prevention and treatment.

According to SAP, The Global Fund acts essentially as a global public-private partnership that funds local organizations across 140 countries engaged in the fight against these three preventable and treatable diseases.

With analytics technology and services provided by SAP, the Global Fund is now using grant management dashboards that provide greater visibility into programmatic, financial and management performance indicators, one of the organization’s biggest challenges.

SAP explains how the dashboards work thus: “Country coordinators for the Global Fund determine which organizations will be granted aid and set goals for their geographic area. The dashboard allows managers to see at a glance how much money has been disbursed.

According to the technology company, “They can then drill down to see which groups received money and examine more closely how much recipients have received versus how much has been spent. The dashboards also allow managers to review the financial data against critical targets like maintaining an adequate stock of particular drugs and other supplies; or how effectively they are using antiretroviral therapy (ART) to reduce the viral load of HIV positive patients.”

The pilot phase for testing the dashboards began in February 2014. They are now live in six countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Dominican Republic, Laos, Uganda, and South Africa. The dashboards are currently being evaluated for roll out in additional countries, according to SAP.

“We would like to thank SAP for their tremendous support and collaboration to fight AIDS, TB and malaria,” said Mark Dybul, executive director, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “We’re very excited about launching the innovation coalition and welcome the meeting this week in Berlin to engage with top German companies and government officials. SAP has demonstrated again its global leadership by creating new innovative solutions to improve the health of people around the world.”

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Kayode Oladeinde Technology Journalist at Technology Times. Mobile: +234 (0) 7031526929