The Lesotho HIV and health “situation room” platform shows real-time service delivery data to better visualise and understand Lesotho’s HIV epidemic. “In a war situation room, that is where you plan the very survival of the people,” Moleleki said. “So, the situation room that we are talking about that is symbolised by this data collection, management and results-oriented tool is very apt for us because it means the very survival of the nation of Lesotho.”
The latest data show that Lesotho has nearly 200,000 people on HIV treatment, according to UNAIDS. Young people remain at greater risk across Africa, and that’s especially true in Lesotho where HIV in girls and women between the ages of 15 and 24 years accounts for about 25% of new infections each year. “These are the kind of innovations that will bring services to those who need them most and ensure that no one is left behind by the AIDS response,” said Michel Sidibé, the UNAIDS Executive Director.