Sri Lanka

A 21st century approach to tackling dengue: Crowdsourced surveillance, predictive mapping and tailored communication.

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Jan 06, 2016

This paper describes a social media system to prevent dengue in Sri Lanka and potentially in the rest of the South and Southeast Asia regions. The system integrates three concepts of public health prevention that have thus far been implemented only in silos.

A focused ethnographic study of Sri Lankan government field veterinarians' decision making about diagnostic laboratory submissions and perceptions of surveillance.

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Nov 07, 2012

The global public health community is facing the challenge of emerging infectious diseases. Historically, the majority of these diseases have arisen from animal populations at lower latitudes where many nations experience marked resource constraints.

Effect of mobile phone-based psychotherapy in suicide prevention: a randomized controlled trial in Sri Lanka.

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Apr 16, 2012

We conducted a randomized controlled trial to test whether a Brief Mobile Treatment (BMT) intervention could improve outcomes relative to usual care among suicide attempters.

Mobile phone-based infectious disease surveillance system, Sri Lanka.

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Sep 29, 2010

Because many infectious diseases are emerging in animals in low-income and middle-income countries, surveillance of animal health in these areas may be needed for forecasting disease risks to humans.