March 17, 2016 admin

Mobile health surveillance technology has proven essential in the fight against rabies (From Scientist Live)

From Scientist Live’s Paul Boughton — “Since 2011, the researchers have been monitoring a cross-sector mobile phone-based (mHealth) system that they developed and implemented for rabies surveillance across southern Tanzania. Without this kind of surveillance, there would be no effective way to detect and coordinate responses to rabies outbreaks.

The system was used to report real-time instances of rabid animal bites on humans, as well as human and animal rabies vaccination use. It is currently used by more than 300 frontline health and veterinary workers in a 150k square km area with more than 10 million inhabitants.”

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