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Join the Movement

Given the uncertainties of COVID-19 and our intent for equity and inclusivity, we hope to be able to have this in-person event in late 2022

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Join experts from around the world to share experiences and best practices to help identify disease outbreaks faster by directly engaging communities.

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Help Put Participatory Surveillance
on the Map

Participatory Surveillance supported by Ending Pandemics and its partners are shown on this map of hotspots for disease emergence.

If you know of any Participatory Surveillance system covering humans, animals, or the environment, we want to hear from you to expand this map. 

Participatory Surveillance

Meeting Objectives

  • Establish participatory surveillance as a standard of practice for early detection and rapid response
  • Advance the exchange of crowdsourced, syndromic data among new geographies and partners
  • Share experiences of participatory surveillance approaches during the pandemic, mass gatherings, or among migrant, displaced or underserved populations
  • Link wearables, at-home diagnostics, digital thermometers, and genomic sequencing for validation
  • Explore crowdsourced data for disease forecasting and early warning

 

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IWOPS History

Early detection and early response are key to preventing the spread of any disease. Directly engaging the public to report symptoms in real-time can complement traditional tracking while providing useful information directly to the public.

To foster collaboration around the globe, Ending Pandemics has hosted three International Workshops on Participatory Surveillance (IWOPS) since 2012.

IWOPS I, United States 2012

The inaugural event galvanized this new approach to disease surveillance and explored uniting existing systems.


IWOPS II, Netherlands 2013

Participants explored self-reporting for all emerging infectious diseases by creating a standardized list of terms to track human and animal health.

IWOPS III, Australia 2016

Our expanded community of practice focused on the challenges of data sharing, privacy and ethics, and published a journal supplement.