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HOSPITAL-BASED SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE THROUGH THE EARLY WARNING OUTBREAK RECOGNITION SYSTEM (EWORS), LAOS

  • Partners: National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology MOH, US-Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2)
  • Funding: NAMRU-2
  • Start of the Activities: May 2011
  • Outline: Electronic Syndromic Surveillance for outbreak detection developed in 1998 by NAMRU-2. EWORS has been implemented in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and more recently, in 2002 in Laos; 10 hospital sites are reporting weekly basic data (including 29 key clinical signs and symptoms) for all outpatients seen at the emergency room or in the paediatric or the internal medicine clinics. Computerization using the Access Software. Data are then emailed and aggregated at the Country Outbreak Response Technical Unit located in the NCLE facility. The EWORS system is able to generate computer-based algorithms for the identification of 27 syndromes/diseases under surveillance and to compute automatic data-analysis (geographic mapping and trends over time)
  • Scope of REDI intervention: Strengthening of EWORS activities on sentinel sites and at NCLE/MOH coordination unit, organization of a refresher training workshop (May 2012)
  • End of the activities: Nov. 2012
       
 
 
 
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