Epidemiological Monitoring

Connecting Mobility to Infectious Diseases: The Promise and Limits of Mobile Phone Data.

Publication Date: 
Aug 23, 2017

Human travel can shape infectious disease dynamics by introducing pathogens into susceptible populations or by changing the frequency of contacts between infected and susceptible individuals.

Tracking Cholera through Surveillance of Oral Rehydration Solution Sales at Pharmacies: Insights from Urban Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 08, 2015

BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, pharmacy-purchased oral rehydration solution (ORS) is often used to treat diarrhea, including cholera. Over-the-counter sales have been used for epidemiologic surveillance in the past, but rarely, if ever, in low-income countries.

Innovations in health and demographic surveillance systems to establish the causal impacts of HIV policies.

Publication Date: 
Oct 09, 2015

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSS), in conjunction with HIV treatment cohorts, have made important contributions to our understanding of the impact of HIV treatment and treatment-related interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mobile health applications for HIV prevention and care in Africa.

Publication Date: 
Oct 09, 2015

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More people have mobile phones in Africa than at any point in history. Mobile health (m-health), the use of mobile phones to support the delivery of health services, has expanded in recent years.

Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning.

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Publication Date: 
Feb 19, 2014

BACKGROUND: As successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination, the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk become high priorities.

Tobacco smoking surveillance: is quota sampling an efficient tool for monitoring national trends? A comparison with a random cross-sectional survey.

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Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2013

OBJECTIVES: It is crucial for policy makers to monitor the evolution of tobacco smoking prevalence. In France, this monitoring is based on a series of cross-sectional general population surveys, the Health Barometers, conducted every five years and based on random samples.

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