This week is the United Nation’s General Assembly on AIDS (#HLM2016AIDS). The historic event that happens once every 5 years to bring together global leaders from around the world. Showcased and invited to speak at the event were 5 global partners, which included iVEDiX. Yesterday morning, iVEDiX CIO Jean-Michel Guillemin Laborne and Brian Annechino Director of Government & Public Sector attended and spoke at the Fast-Track cities: leveraging innovations and financing for ending AIDS panel. This session focused primarily on how smart cities can leapfrog through technology to transform their health and AIDS response. The session aimed to explore the key challenges in city responses and focus on new technology and innovations in the areas of information technology, mobile data apps, developments in science, pharmaceutical diagnostics, as well as financial innovations that will help cities and Member States Fast-Track goals toward ending AIDS. Moderator, Joanne Manrique directed some specific questions at iVEDiX including:
- What was our experience working with UNAIDS successfully?
- How was our experience on the ground in Kenya?
- What is the recipe for bringing data from a national to a county level to enable community-based epidemic monitoring and response?