DREAM Data Activity

  • Pietro Giglio
  • Michelangelo Bartolo
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DREAM has a 15-year-long history [1, 2]. We immediately realised that we could not provide excellent treatment without recording all the clinical, social and operational data of the healthcare centre quickly, efficiently and systematically; this is why, since the beginning, all this information has been recorded in a database that has grown over the years and that has made it possible for us to analyse the trend of every healthcare centre. The data concerning the activities performed is very impressive and expresses the growth of the DREAM programme very well.

As of June 2017, we have treated over 250,000 patients, 70,000 of whom children, in 11 African countries.

The number of children born in the vertical prevention programme (PMTCT) immediately shows how effective the programme is, from 2002 to today, 100,174 children were born, of whom almost 99% tested HIV negative. Overall DREAM has treated over 350,000 patients since 2002. A new generation of children free from HIV has been born. A high number of patients like this obviously involve a great amount of work, which is shown briefly below:
  • 4,047,899 appointments for dispensing the pharmacological therapy

  • 2,614,100 appointments for medical examinations

  • 1,637,305 appointments for taking blood samples


Data analysis EMR (electronic medical records) His Dream software Data Paperless 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.‘DREAM Program’Community of Sant’EgidioRomeItaly
  2. 2.Telemedicine UnitSan Giovanni HospitalRomeItaly

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