Sega One Health Network
Zika, Ebola, Chikungunya... Indian ocean islands are all vulnerable to epidemic risks. Commercial trade, ease of world travel, increased global interdependence, rapid urbanization and natural disasters contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.
To address these common health issues, the right answer is regional. It is the approach of the Indian ocean Commission (IOC), who has strengthened the cooperation between health services of its five member States and created the regional surveillance network SEGA One health with funding from the Agence Française de développement (AFD).
m-Health in Comoros
Like what is made in Madagascar, the IOC Surveillance Unit will implement a smartphone application allowing the surveillance data entry and transfer to a web-based data base. Thanks to the web platform functionnalities, the health professionals in charge of the epidemiological surveillance at regional and national level could monitor diseases trends, detect unusual health events and undertake as soon as possible adequate response measures. Integrated diseases surveillance and response (IDSR) training will be held targeting the health facilities officials.
A project preparatory mission has been held from the 7th to the 15th of april and a roadmap validated by health authorities and WHO country office.