Controlling dengue requires timely reporting from the affected community. Simply put, if mosquito larvae can be controlled, dengue can be controlled.
The following article represents the opinions of a medical professional, regarding the recent outbreak of Zika Virus.
The iLab has worked with The National Center for AIDS/HIV, Dermatology and STDs to create a digital database for people with HIV, improving data collection, and allowing for anonymous HIV outbreak tracking.
In partnership with The Ministry of Health’s Communicable Disease Control department (CDC Cambodia), InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia, with support from Skoll Global Threat Fund, announces the launch of technology innovation solutions for improved infectious disease detection and disease surveillance.
When outbreaks like cholera and bird flu happen in Cambodia’s rural areas, the question is how The Ministry of Health’s Communicable Disease Control Department (or known as CDC Cambodia) could detect and respond to the cases as quick as possible.
Information on disease outbreaks is so vital to Communicable Disease Control Department (known as CDC Cambodia) at the Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH). Lack of those key information would put its Surveillance Bureau at a disadvantage position to take immediate action to respond to an outbreak.
Tharum Bun, the iLab SEA’s Communications and Digital Manager, recently sat down with Mr. Yi Sophonrith, the Kien Svay Operational District (OD) director, to discuss both challenges and successes as he has transformed his OD through the aid of technology and help of the iLab SEA team.
Could you please introduce yourself and your work leading the OD?
The goal of the project was to reduce the number who drop out of treatment and decrease the instances of ‘lost-to-follow-up’ patients.