Africa: Workshop Enhances Use of Mobile Phones to Detect Diseases
Friday, August 7, 2015
Health experts from the African continent and beyond are meeting here at a workshop to enhance community-based disease outbreak detection and response in East and Southern Africa.
The three-day meeting which ends today has been organised by the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) and brings together 55 participants from different parts of the World, but mostly from Sub-Saharan African countries.
According to the Executive Director of SACIDS, Prof Mark Rweyemamu, participants of the meeting will seek to agree on innovative, community-led, sustainable solution to aiding early identification of outbreaks of infectious diseases, using mobile technology. “This innovative, ground up initiative will save lives and help prevent people from becoming ill.