Electronic Epidemiologic Biosurveillance in the Cameroon Military

Description: 

Electronic epi-biosurveillance presents an opportunity to provide real-time disease surveillance alerts from remote areas to central disease management units, to rapidly decrease reporting times for reportable diseases, and to enable appropriate response scenarios to be put in place in a timely manner. Over the past year, with the support of GEIS and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, we have piloted an electronic disease reporting system in four sites in the Cameroon military and evaluated these surveillance efforts, to understand how such infrastructure may impact this resource-limited setting. Objective: Pilot and evaluate an electronic disease surveillance system in the Cameroon military and assess the capabilities of this system to fulfill reporting and early warning requirements.

Original Publication Year: 
2013
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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