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  1. Mobile technologies in africathe sacids experience By Eric Beda

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. EXPERINCE IN RESOURCE MAPPING: NGORONGORO AND KIBAHA

  6. Hands on experience in Ngorongoro • Touch screens are not advisable

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Current Development • Provide different officials different levels of access to surveillance data