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Evaluating a Real-Time Bio Surveillance Program : Pilot Project

Project Number 105130Start Date 2008/07/11Program Area/Group ICT4D | PAN-Asia
Area Under StudyIndia | Asia | South Asia | Sri Lanka
Project TypeResearch Project
Project Sub-TypeBackground
Project StatusClosed
Administrative UnitOttawa
Regional Office AreaARO
Responsible OfficerElder, Laurent
ODA SectorInfectious Disease Control
Canadian CollaborationYes
Duration (months)24
Extension (months)6
Project Completion Date2010/12/31
Legal Close Date2011/02/15
Total Funding368700


New and re-emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza and tuberculosis continue to pose a serious threat to the world's most vulnerable countries. There is growing consensus that timely and effective information on the incidence of disease at the household and community levels is key to predicting and preventing full-blown outbreaks. Moreover, it is hypothesized that information and communication technologies (ICTs) - particularly in the form of low-cost pervasive devices such as mobile telephones - can play an important role in collecting and communicating data in a timely and effective manner.

This grant will allow LIRNEasia to pilot test a health-related information gathering system based on mobile handheld devices and wireless networking in India and Sri Lanka. The project is expected to reduce delays in communicating information on disease outbreaks and set a standard interoperable protocol for communicating with national and international health-related organizations in the region.

Recipient Institution(s)

Street Address12, Balcomb Place | Colombo 00800 | LK
Institution TypePrivate - Not for Profit
Geographic ScopeRegional
UN OrganizationNo
Component Number001
Research StatusClosed
Institution CountrySri Lanka
Researcher NameNuwan Waidyanatha

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