Disease surveillance (eIDSR) and response


This session showcases the implementation of electronic disease surveillance programs in three countries in Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea, and Tanzania. In this session, participants will learn about the development, pilot, and roll out of an eIDSR system in Tanzania that was ultimately successful because of the provision of mentorship for users of the eIDSR system at the health facility level which reduced reporting mistakes and increased real-time reporting of health data. Participants will also learn how the eIDSR systems in Guinea and Tanzania are linked with DHIS2 with all the visualizations, data analysis and feedback implemented in DHIS2. Finally, participants will hear about the use of DHIS2 to support the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the DRC. Visualizations were created to summarize outbreak data, and GIS tools allowed for real-time mapping of the data. DHIS2 Tracker was implemented for the first time in DRC, to support monitoring of contacts to Ebola cases.


Speakers include:

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  • Uusmane Ly,, MOH/PATH DRC
  • Eileen Reynolds, RTI International
  • Joseph Joachim Joseph, Ministry of Health Tanzania
  • Maeghan Orton (MODERATOR), WHO