The West Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Dashboard, called HIV and AIDS Commodity Tracking Tool or “Outil de Suivi des Produits du VIH/SIDA (OSPSIDA),” was developed by the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program for six West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo–in order to better manage HIV and AIDS commodities. The Regional Dashboard’s function is to capture, track, aggregate, and disseminate information about antiretrovirals (ARVs), rapid test kits, and other HIV and AIDS commodities to support evidence-based decision making in the West Africa sub region. OSPSIDA does not only provide early warning of risk of stock-out but also improves the data quality management to improve the general management of the stocks. OSPSIDA also aids in fund management by providing gap analysis, budget, resources available and their allocations.
SIAPS and Cameroon National AIDS Control Committee (NACC) have discussed possible solutions to maintain the tool after the closeout of SIAPS in Ghana and in Cameroon. Cameroon requested to have their own copy of OSPSIDA in a country server managed by NACC. OSPSIDA was transferred to Cameroon server and hosted as http://www.ospsida-cameroun.cm.