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Guardians of Health

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Guardians of Health

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About

Started in 2015, Guardians of Health is a mobile application for everyday disease surveillance in Brazil. Guardians of Health was created for daily surveillance and later adapted for users to report symptoms during mass gatherings to identify outbreaks in real time. The app also provides helpful health tips and easy location of health care clinics and pharmacies.

Impact

Guardians of Health was used during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. The project introduced a new disease surveillance strategy and a novel approach in Brazil, applying a mobile technology tool to report diseases, bringing together the government, private, and non-governmental sectors in close, inclusive partnership.

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    Guardiões da Saúde App

    Participatory surveillance tool via a mobile app for public reports of health symptoms in Brazil. Download the app for iOS or Android. NOTE: This tool is no longer active.

    Participatory surveillance tool via a mobile app for public reports of health symptoms in Brazil. Download the app for iOS or Android. NOTE: This tool is no longer active.

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    “Population Could Help Health Surveillance During the Olympic and Paralympic Games”

    Article in Portuguese in the National Council of State Health Commissioners (Guardians of Health) on how individuals can help by monitor their health during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

    Article in Portuguese in the National Council of State Health Commissioners (Guardians of Health) on how individuals can help by monitor their health during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

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    “App for Health Surveillance is Olympic Legacy”

    Article in Portuguese from the Brazil Federal Government on how the Guardians of Health app will continue beyond the Olympics.

    Article in Portuguese from the Brazil Federal Government on how the Guardians of Health app will continue beyond the Olympics.

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    “How Crowd-Sourcing Technology is Monitoring Zika and Other Health Conditions During the Olympics”

    Article by Mark Smolinski of Skoll Global Threats Fund on how crowd-source technology monitors Zika and other health conditions during the Olympics. Published in The Huffington Post.

    Article by Mark Smolinski of Skoll Global Threats Fund on how crowd-source technology monitors Zika and other health conditions during the Olympics. Published in The Huffington Post.