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Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD)

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Thailand

Project Status

Ongoing

Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD)

Project Details

About

Launched in August 2014, Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) detects emerging animal and environmental health threats in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A team of veterinarians, public health officers, livestock officers, community volunteers, technologists, economists, social scientists, and geographic information systems (GIS) experts developed smartphone and web applications for community members to report unusual disease events in backyard and wild animals and humans. Volunteers report potential human or animal disease outbreaks or environmental hazards through the PODD mobile app. These disease reports lead to a local response from health experts who collect lab samples from the disease source in the community and/or send preventive materials such as vaccines.

Impact

Within 16 months after launch, 1,340 abnormal events were reported by volunteers through the PODD mobile app. Within two years, more than 3,500 volunteers were trained.

  • Open-Source Code

    PODD Code

    Code for the Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) app that detects and reports animal and human health symptoms.

    Open-Source Code

    Code for the Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) app that detects and reports animal and human health symptoms.

  • Training Material

    PODD Tutorial

    Tutorial for using the Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) application.

    Training Material

    Tutorial for using the Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) application.

  • Training Material

    Outbreak Contingency Plans

    Emergency plans in Thai for limiting outbreaks at the community level, including rapidly controlling animal disease outbreaks and minimizing damage from outbreaks.

    Training Material

    Emergency plans in Thai for limiting outbreaks at the community level, including rapidly controlling animal disease outbreaks and minimizing damage from outbreaks.

Bulletins

  • Join

    Participatory Surveillance App

    Participatory surveillance mobile app for public reports on human and animal health in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Download for iOS or Android.

  • Read

    PODD Volunteers Newsletters

    Archive of newsletters in Thai from Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD). The newsletters provide updated animal health, human health, and environmental information for PODD volunteers.

    Archive of newsletters in Thai from Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD). The newsletters provide updated animal health, human health, and environmental information for PODD volunteers.

  • Read

    Case Study on the PODD Project

    Case study from 2017 documenting the PODD project - the idea, design, early impact and learning, and looking ahead.

    Case study from 2017 documenting the PODD project - the idea, design, early impact and learning, and looking ahead.

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