Mobile Phone–based Syndromic Surveillance System, Papua New Guinea

@inproceedings{Rosewell2013MobilePS,
  title={Mobile Phone–based Syndromic Surveillance System, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Alexander E Rosewell and Berry Ropa and Heather Randall and Rosheila Dagina and Samuel Hurim and Sibauk V Bieb and Siddhartha Datta and Sundar Ramamurthy and Glen Mola and Anthony B Zwi and P. Ray and C. Raina MacIntyre},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
The health care system in Papua New Guinea is fragile, and surveillance systems infrequently meet international standards. To strengthen outbreak identification, health authorities piloted a mobile phone-based syndromic surveillance system and used established frameworks to evaluate whether the system was meeting objectives. Stakeholder experience was investigated by using standardized questionnaires and focus groups. Nine sites reported data that included 7 outbreaks and 92 cases of acute… CONTINUE READING

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