Sentinel Surveillance

Development of ClickClinica: a novel smartphone application to generate real-time global disease surveillance and clinical practice data.

Publication Date: 
Jul 30, 2013

BACKGROUND: Identification and tracking of important communicable diseases is pivotal to our understanding of the geographical distribution of disease, the emergence and spread of novel and resistant infections, and are of particular importance for public health policy planning.

Accessible and inexpensive tools for global HPAI surveillance: A mobile-phone based system.

Publication Date: 
Dec 27, 2010

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) disproportionately impacts poor livestock keepers in southern countries. Although the estimated cost of the disease in the billions, response to the epidemic remains fragmented and information channels slow.

Sentinel surveillance system for early outbreak detection in Madagascar.

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Publication Date: 
Feb 18, 2010

BACKGROUND: Following the outbreak of chikungunya in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Health directed the necessary development of an early outbreak detection system.

Short message service sentinel surveillance of influenza-like illness in Madagascar, 2008-2012.

Publication Date: 
May 16, 2012

PROBLEM: The revision of the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the threat of influenza pandemics and other disease outbreaks with a major impact on developing countries have prompted bolstered surveillance capacity, particularly in low-resource settings.