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EpiHack™ Sri Lanka (November 2017)

EpiHack™ Sri Lanka (November 2017)

Project Details

About

EpiHack™ Sri Lanka developed a tool to help the public stay informed, promote dengue prevention behavior as well as update public health agencies on potential dengue information, such as breeding sites, via a dengue surveillance system. EpiHack Sri Lanka was organized by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in collaboration with Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), University of Colombo Computer Society (UCSC), and Colombo Municipal Council (CMC).

Impact

EpiHack™ Sri Lanka saw 19 regional or international experts join forces with 21 local health experts and 22 technologists from Sri Lanka to build on the Mo-Buzz dengue surveillance tool to improve the underlying data, dashboard and analytic tools, and incorporate new educational materials for the public.

Technical Resources

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  • Publication

    Epihack Sri Lanka: Development of a Mobile Surveillance Tool for Dengue Fever

    Dengue is a serious problem around the globe, with 3.9 billion people at risk of the disease. Sri Lanka has recently seen unprecedented rates of dengue with 4.3 times more cases than during the same period over the previous six years. The paper discusses the development of an integrated health systems framework, aided by mobile technology, to combat and contain dengue via a health hackathon in Sri Lanka.

    Dengue is a serious problem around the globe, with 3.9 billion people at risk of the disease. Sri Lanka has recently seen unprecedented rates of dengue with 4.3 times more cases than during the same period over the previous six years. The paper discusses the development of an integrated health systems framework, aided by mobile technology, to combat and contain dengue via a health hackathon in Sri Lanka.

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