Launch of HIV situation room in Côte d’Ivoire

27 March 2018

Côte d’Ivoire has become the first francophone country, and the first in western and central Africa, to launch an HIV situation room, a software platform designed to support informed decision-making.

This innovative tool strengthens national information systems through real-time visualization of information from multiple data sets. It will enable leaders and programme managers to make timely decisions to improve health programmes to achieve the 90–90–90 targets, whereby 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are accessing treatment and 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads, by 2020.

The situation room is the result of a collaboration between the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNAIDS. It was launched by Raymonde Goudou Coffie, the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d’Ivoire, and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, on 26 March in Abidjan.


“The situation room will allow the use of epidemiological data, strategic information and community-based data in real time to assist decision-making.”

Raymonde Goudou Coffie Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Côte d’Ivoire

“The Ebola epidemic was only ended in Côte d’Ivoire thanks to a real-time information system. The development of health in the future will depend on our ability to show information in real time and the local level.”

Michel Sidibé Executive Director, UNAIDS

“I congratulate UNAIDS for the situation room, which will help to improve the response in order to achieve the 90–90–90 targets.”

Laissa Ouedraogo Country Director, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention