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Mobile technologies in africathe sacids experience

By Eric Beda


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About SACIDS

  • ONE HEALTH Consortium of

    • Southern African academic and research institutions

    • involved with infectious disease of humans and animals

    • In partnership with centres of research in industrialised countries

  • Our Main sponsors are


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Mobile Technologies @ SACIDS

  • Project

    • Resource mapping and preparedness

    • Mobile technologies in disease surveillance

  • Investigators

    • Dr EsronKarimuribo: Principal Investigator

    • Dr KuyaKuyaeli: MSc student

    • Mr Eric Beda: Technology support

  • Partners

    • Ministry of health, Livestock, NCAA – Tanzania

    • LIDC in particular Royal Veterinary College

    • Imperial College

  • Funded by Rockefeller Foundation

Imperial College

London


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Mobile Technologies @ SACIDSFirst Experience

  • Resource Mapping and Preparedness

    • Assess current surveillance system

    • Across human and animal sectors

    • Used Android mobile phone

    • Loaded with EpiCollect

    • Technical support from Imperial College



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Hands on experience in Ngorongoro

  • Touch screens are not advisable


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EpiCollect

  • What is EpiCollect

    • An application for android phones

    • Acts as a digital form for collecting data via mobile phone

    • Developed at Imperial college

  • How SACIDS use EpiCollect

    • Collecting human and animal data

    • Send this data to our servers

    • Any kind of surveillance data maybe collected using these digital forms


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Mobile Technologies @ SACIDSTowards One Health Surveillance Systems

  • Towards One Health Surveillance Systems

    • Develop disease surveillance system

    • Used across human and animal sectors

  • Using

    • Mobile technologies

    • Participatory epidemiology

  • Assess

    • Impact of application of Mobile technologies

    • Reporting and response of disease occurrence

    • Towards a National surveillance system


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Mobile Technologies @ SACIDSTowards One Health fit for purpose Surveillance System

Challenges

Progress

  • Many surveillance systems

  • Different forms and workflows

  • Ethics, confidentiality and trade policy concerns

  • Sustainability

  • Got stakeholders together

  • Agreed common forms and features

  • Acquired confidence of ability to manage data

    • Locally

    • Under agreed governmental principles

  • To sustain

    • Integrate into current surveillance system

    • Build local capacity to manage


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InitialSetup

  • Task team Designed forms

  • Digitized forms & uploaded to server (imperial + SACIDS)

  • Users download form to their phones

    • Conduct survey using forms

    • Synchronize survey data to server

  • Officials view, analyse surveillance data


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Current Development

  • Provide different officials different levels of access to surveillance data


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