HIV Prevalence

NASTAD’s work with the Panama Ministry of Health stems back to 2014 in which it began strengthening the countries HIV case notification system, SISVIG-VIH, and patient monitoring system, MoniTARV, through partnerships with the ministries National HIV/AIDS Program and Epidemiology Department. NASTAD is currently working with the Insituto Commemorative Gorgas to link MoniTARV to the Institutes laboratory database and continues to support the updating of SISVIG-VIH through monitoring of data quality and inclusion of health equity recommendations. This similarly includes capacity building in data analysis and management.

In May 2018, NASTAD held a data quality and case notification workshop with the MINSA that included training on using data management software including Epi Info©and MS Excel©with regional epidemiologists in Panama City, Panama.